Neo-JMB couples held
They had a plan to flee country08 September 2016
RAB team raided a hotel at Farmgate and arrested two couples for their suspected link to Neo-JMB on Wednesday.
Staff Reporter :
Rapid Action Battalion in separate raids arrested two couples suspecting their involvement with the Neo-JMB (Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh) from the capital and Narayanganj district on Tuesday night.
The detained persons are Md Aminul Islam, 34, his wife Nahid Sultana, 30, and Shariful Islam alias Mahmud, 18, his wife Marjiya Akter Shumi, 19, RAB official said.
RAB's Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan said "Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-2 conducted a drive and picked up Mahmud, Shumi and Aminul from a restaurant near Ananda Cinema Hall in Farmgate around 12:30am."
Based on the information provided by them, we detained Nahid from a residence in Narayanganj's Fatullah area, the RAB official said.
Mufti Mahmud Khan said, "They had plans to flee abroad. The documents that were recovered proved that they were preparing to flee to Pakistan."
He also said Nahid and Aminul handled the post recruitment process of the New JMB and decided who would join which squads.
The name of one Sohel was up in their investigation, but they were not sure if this was that Sohel, who was identified by the law enforcers as the bomb supplier in the Gulshan attack, the RAB official said
He said, in primary interrogation, Aminul and Mahmud disclosed that they were trained with Golam Faizullah Fahim in different parts of country.
"Fahim, who was arrested on charge of attempted murder of a Hindu college teacher in Madaripur on June 15, had close relations with Aminul's family. He was killed in a "gunfight" with police on June 18," the elite force official said.