‘JMB leader’ held in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent  | Published: 00:05, Sep 22,2017 | Updated: 00:34, Sep 22,2017


The Rapid Action Battalion produces an operative of a faction of banned extremist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh before the media at its media centre at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka on Thursday. The battalion personnel detained the JMB suspect from the city’s South Banasree area. — Ali Hossain Mintu

A suspected leader of banned extremist organisation Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh was arrested in South Banasree of Khilgaon in Dhaka on early Thursday.
A team of Rapid Action Battalion detained Imam Mehedi Hasan alias Abu Jibril, 29, of Rajapur at Bauphal in Patuakhali, during a drive.
He is the commander of Brigade Ad-dar-e-Kutni of JMB’s Sarwar-Tamim group and wanted by the Banani police over terrorist activities, RAB claimed.
According to a press release of RAB’s legal and media wing, Mehedi was arrested during a raid at Dakhkhin Banashree at about 3:00am and RAB seized two laptops, one mobile phone and books encouraging extremism.
It also claimed that the Brigade Ad-dar-e-Kutni members were expert in information technology and RAB detected him on information given by some other suspected extremists arrested by RAB-3 earlier.
During primary interrogation, the release claimed, Mehedi confessed his involvement with JMB since 2015.
Later he was produced before the court of the Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sabbir Yesir Arafat Chowdhury seeking 10 days to question him in police custody in the case with the Banani police.
The court, after hearing the interrogation petition, allowed the law enforcers to quiz the persons for four days, court officials said. 

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