Dhaka: A female member of “Neo JMB” who allegedly financed a plan to carry out an attack on the crowd paying homage to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital last year, claimed law enforcers.
The detained suspect is identified as Humayra alias Nabila. She was a student of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College and later studied in North South University and Malaysia.
Her father owns a luxurious shopping mall in the capital’s Hatirpool area. Mohibul Islam Khan, deputy commissioner of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police told that Humayra was arrested from the capital’s Siddheshwari area last night.
According to the CTTC officials, Humayra was in-charge of a sister wing ‘Bat Woman’ of the “Neo JMB”. Her husband Tanvir Yasir Karim also had involvement into the attack plot. He is now behind bars, CTTC DC Mohibul added.
On August 15 last year, a suspected suicide bomber of “Neo JMB” was killed during an anti-militancy operation at Hotel Olio International in Panthapath area.
The counter-terrorism officials claimed that the suicide bomber had planned to carry out an attack on the crowd paying homage to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day at Dhanmondi 32.
Police also said that another woman was detained for her alleged involvement in militant activities. The woman, Sadia Afroze alias Nina, 24, is a student is a fourth-year student at Accounting department of Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur.
According to Lalmonirhat Correspondent, Sadia was held from her home at Dhubni village of Hatibandha in Lalmonirhat on Wednesday night.