The arrestees were identified as Md Ataur Rahman alias Harun alias Arafat, 34, head of JMB’s northern region of Rangpur, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Nahid alias Morchal, 42, of Naogaon, Md Jahurul Islam alias Siddique, 27, of Gaibandha, and Mizanur Rahman, 24, of Bogra
Police arrested four members of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Bogra, including its northern region head, during a drive in the early hours of on Sunday. Police also recovered arms and ammunitions from their hideout.
The arrestees were identified as Md Ataur Rahman alias Harun alias Arafat, 34, head of JMB’s northern region of Rangpur, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Nahid alias Morchal, 42, of Naogaon, Md Jahurul Islam alias Siddique, 27, of Gaibandha, and Mizanur Rahman, 24, of Bogra.
Bogra police Superintendent Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan, in a press briefing, said: “The police headquarters and the Detective Branch (DB) of Bogra district jointly conducted the drive, and arrested them from the Pakurtala bus stand area of Shibganj upazila in the district. Police arrested them at around 1am on Sunday after receiving information about a secret meeting. A few others managed to escape.”
During the drive, police recovered from them- one shooter gun, three rounds of bullets of 303 guns, two machetes, one knife, one kg explosives and eight grenade bodies, 10 grenade circuits, 30 resistors (100K), 15 capacitors (100K), one soldering iron, 10 vero boards, five batteries, 20 bulbs, 15 switches, one circuit meter, one coil ring, 15 lock cables, 15 capacitors (1000K) and two gross cycle ball bearings.
Firoz Sharker, the Superintendent of DB police, has filed separate cases against them at the Shibganj police station under the Arms Act.
Ali Ashraf shared at the press briefing that the detainees will be produced in court, and police would seek a ten-day remand for each detainee in order to determine the source of the arms and ammunitions, to get an idea about their plan, and to learn who else was there with them.