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RAB nabs JMB regional commander

  • Published at 08:27 pm November 13th, 2019
RAB presents Ali Akbar, regional commander of JMB in front of the media on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Books and leaflets propagating JMB ideology recovered

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a suspected regional commander of banned militant outfit Jama'atulMujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), from Goriarpar in Barisal. 

“Acting on a tipoff, a RAB-8 team arrested Ali Akbar, 37, regional commander of JMB, from Gazalia point in Goriarpar on the Banaripara-Barisal road under Barisal Airport police station,” RAB Deputy Commander Major Sajibul Islam Sajib said on Wednesday. 

With the arrest, books and leaflets propagating JMB ideology were also recovered from his possession.

Ali Akbar confessed he was recruited by JMB leader Tarikul Islam Sakib as a regional commander of JMB in Shariatpur and was engaged in recruiting, and planning and propagating JMB ideology across Bangladesh.

“He will be handed over to police after further interrogation,” the RAB official said.