Detectives arrested a suspected leader of banned extremist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh at Omarpur of Nandigram upazila in Bogra early Saturday.
The arrested was identified as Abu Sayed alias Karim alias Talha alias Shyamal, Majlish-e-Sura member of the JMB and also the chief of JMB southern region.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Detective Branch of police of the district and the headquarters conducted a drive around 1:00am and arrested Abu Sayed, said Sanatan Chakrawarty, additional superintendent of Bogra police.
The team also recovered a pistol, one magazine, nine bullets, a machete and a motorcycle.
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