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RAB: Jubo Dal activist stockpiled explosives for sabotage

  • His party high command had plans of carrying out sabotages 
  • He was earlier arrested before the 2018 national polls for sabotage
Update : 22 Nov 2023, 07:11 PM

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Wednesday said that Jubo Dal activist Babul Mia, who is currently in RAB custody, has confessed to stockpiling explosives on the instruction of party high command. 

RAB said his party high command had plans of carrying out sabotages across the country using these explosives ahead of the national elections. 

RAB-3 Captain Lt Col Arif Mohiuddin Ahmed revealed the information at a media briefing in the capital on Wednesday. 

On Tuesday night, RAB arrested Babul Mia and Masud Shekh from Fakirapool area of the capital. At the time, the law enforcers seized 100gm high power explosives, 157 bottles of Phensedyle, a digital weighing machine, ten mobile phones and some cash from the possession of the arrestees. 

Based on information gleaned from the arrestees, the RAB official said: "Babul is an activist of Ward No. 72 of Mugda unit Jubo Dal. He expects a better position in the party which he will get if he actively participates in subversive activities.”

“On that assurance, he collected and stockpiled a large quantity of explosive powder for making high-powered bombs. Mugda Jubo Dal leaders Jasimuddin Babu and Al Mamun Panna assisted in the process. Babul has been delivering these explosives to party activists on the directives of party high command,” the official said. 

He said that Babul was earlier arrested before the 2018 national polls for sabotage. 

On the other hand, Masud Sheikh admitted that he is a supporter of the BNP and for the last one year he has been in touch with Babul. During the time he has been involved in drug dealing.  

Arif Mohiuddin said that Babul used to carry out sabotages and hide himself at Masud’s Mugda residence. Masud used to assist Babul with money and hide Babul’s explosives at his residence. 

Masud was earlier arrested in Khulna for drug dealing and various political leaders were frequenting his Mugda residence, the RAB official added.

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