|Three Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives who have been arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from Fatullah in Narayanganj on Friday were suicide squad members.|
Narayanganj: Three Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives who have been arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from Fatullah in Narayanganj are suicide squad members.
"Arrested three Neo-JMB members belong to Sarwar-Tamim group and they received military training," said RAB-11 CEO Lt Col Kamrul Hasan while addressing a press conference at the RAB-11 Headquarters at Adamji Nagar under Siddhirganj in Narayanganj on Saturday afternoon.
The arrested Neo-JMB members are Waliullah Chisty alias Jonny and Kamrul Hasan Ridoy from Comilla and Al Amin Sheikh Rajib from Bagerhat. Cases related to terrorist activities have been pending against Jonny and Kamrul.
The RAB-11 CEO said the arrested persons confessed that they were the active members of belonging to Sarwar-Tamim group. They held a secret meeting with a top-leader of Neo-JMB for committing subversive acts. "Each of them is the member of suicide squad and they are ready to sacrifice their lives if necessary," he said, quoting the arrested persons.
Lt Col Kamrul Hasan said the RAB has been trying to arrest their absconding top leader along with other leaders.
Tipped off, he said the RAB-11 personnel raided at Lal Mia's Char at village Char Boirakandi in Boktabali union under Fatullah Police Station in Sadar upazila. During the raid, a 25-member team of Sarwar-Tamim group was holding a meeting at the launchghat of the char.
"They were talking about carrying out militant attacks at different places at the meeting. Sensing the presence of RAB personnel, the Neo-JMB members fled away from the place being divided into several groups. However, the RAB personnel succeeded to arrest three of them," the RAB-11 CEO said, adding that the RAB personnel also recovered two pistols, bullets, explosive materials, explosive making devices, books and leaflets encouraging extremism.
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