Sister of Bangladeshi IS-suspect in remand after attacking CTTC

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:12, Feb 13,2018


A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted five-day remand for a female member of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh after she attacked members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of police with knife on Monday night.

Metropolitan magistrate Khurshid Alam passed the order after the CTTC produced her before the court.

The arrested woman is Asmaul Husna Sumana, 22, sister of Momena Shoma, 24, who was arrested by Australian police in Melbourne after stabbing her neighbor, said deputy commissioner of CTTC Mohibul Islam.   

The CTTC arrested her after she attacked the unit members with knife during a raid their home at East Kazi Para in Dhaka.

Asmaul Husna admitted to be a member of banned extremist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh and police recovered a knife, a laptop and two mobile phones from her home.

Mohibul Islam said the CTTC members on Monday night went to the family of Momena Shoma to inquire about her arrest in Australia. When they were interviewing the family members, Shoma’s younger sister Asmaul Husna all of a sudden swooped on the CTTC members with knife and injured one of members of team, he added.

Mohibul said Asmaul Husna admitted that she became member of JMB being inspired by contents of various online pages and website of Jihadists, Mohibul said.

Australian police on February 9 arrested Momena Shoma after she stabbed a man in the neck while he slept in Melbourne in what Australian police described as an Islamic State-inspired attack.

Australian Federal Police deputy commissioner Ian McCartney told media that it was a stand-alone, Islamic State-inspired attack.

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