Police have arrested a member of the banned militant outfit Jama'at ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (New JMB) from Kalihati Upazila in Tangail district.
The arrestee was identified as Abul Kashem, 22, son of late Safil Uddin, a resident of Hujurikanda area of Nakla Upazila.
Sherpur District’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Rafiqul Islam confirming the matter said a team of Sherpur Police arrested Abul from Alenga area around 12:45pm on Sunday .
The SP said on October 5, around 540 liters of liquid explosives material was recovered from Abul’s rented shop. Following the incident Abul went into hiding and planned moving to Dhaka with his cohort.
During the interrogation Abul confessed about being a New JMB member, Rafiqul said.