The Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court also allowed investigators five days to question another suspect Fuad al Mahadi, who, according to investigators, was involved in training the women.
Mahadi is an MA student at the Bangladesh Islamic University.
Investigators moved the court to interrogate the five suspects for 10 days in custody. The court allowed them to question the women for four days and Mahadi for five days.
The women were arrested in Dhaka and Gazipur last week.
One of them is Dhaka Medical College Hospital intern Ispisna Afroz Oishee while the others – Khadija Parvin Meghna, Israt Jahan Mou, Aklima Rahman Moni – are final year pharmacy students at Manarat International University.
DMCH intern, 3 MIU students held as female JMB suspects.
Four alleged female JMB members remanded Mahadi was arrested from his Kalabagan residence in Dhaka on Sunday night, Senior Police Superintendent Shamsul Haq of RAB-4 told Dhaka Tribune.
Shamsul said the women told them about Mahadi and the investigators had evidence that the man was involved in training the women.
“But we are not aware of what sort of training he had given them,” the RAB officer added.
Mahadi’s mother Sofura Begum told the court he was innocent. “My husband Nurul Islam is a freedom fighter. He currently heads the Krishak Sramik League’s Laxmipur unit and teachers at a private college.”
“Coming from such family, my son can never be involved with militancy,” she claimed.