Dhaka: Bangladesh Police has detained two suspected members of a new faction of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (New JMB) from Dhaka’s Khilkhet. Police claim that the militants planned a car bomb attack in Dhaka.
A special team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Counter Terrorism and Transitional Crime (CTDC) unit arrested the two militants on Friday night at 9:30 pm.
The arrested are JMB member Naim Ahmed alias Anas alias Abu Hamza alias Arisha Kunia and Anwar Hossain. At that time they also seized 30 detonators and a huge number of religious fanatic books from their possessions.
A press conference was held on Saturday afternoon at Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Public Relations Division. In a press conference, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam said, the arrested are Neo-JMB members. Nayeem Ahmed had served in a private IT company with the top militant leader Basaruzzaman alias Chocolate in 2015. Then they joined together in the Neo-JMB.
Anwar also owns a motor garage at Hemayetpur in Savar. In 2015, he received the organizational invitation of the new JMB through a master called JMB. From there it is connected with Anwar. Basically he is an inexpensive militant. JMB, Sarowar Jahan, Ripon, Noman, Al Bani and Don are involved in several militant encounters with him.
Monirul Islam said training was arranged for Neo-JMB operatives at the motor garage several times for carrying out attacks on vehicles as per the directives of Majlish-e-Sura, the highest policy making body of JMB members.