Rapid Action Battalion arrested five suspected members of the banned extremist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj Tuesday night.
The arrested were identified as Khairul Islam, 48, son of late Jahir Uddin, of Jahanabad village at Godagari upazila, Selim Reza, 26, son of Golam Mostofa, of Hakimpur village at Chapainawabganj sadar upazila, Ziaul Haque alias Akbar Ali, 39, son of Saidur Rahman of Narendrapur village, Nowshad Ali, 50, son of late Siddik Hossain, of the same village and Shakil Ahmed, 35, son of Fazar Ala, of Gotapara village in the upazila.
In a press conference held at the RAB-5 headquarter, Major AM Ashraful Islam, deputy commander of RAB-5, said that acting on a tip-off, they conducted drive in Fazilpur area of Godagari upazila and arrested Khairul Islam and Selim Reza.
Later, according to the information give by the arrested duo, the elite force conducted drive at Chapainawabganj sadar upazila and arrested the rest three, Major AM Ashraful Islam added.
He also claimed that the elite force also seized seven Jihadi books, five mobile phones, eight SIM cards, two national identity cards, one passport, and a hard disk full with Jihadi pictures and videos.
In the primary interrogation, all the arrested admitted their involvement with the outfit, he said, adding that case would be filed in this connection.
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