Bounty for snatched JMB men

23 February 2014

Police have announced Tk 200,000 as bounty for each of the three top militants of Jam'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) freed in a daring daylight operation in Mymensingh’s Trishal Upazila. DIG (Dhaka Range) Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman told Unknown assailants bombed a police van in Trishal’s Sighboard area at 10am Sunday while it was carrying the convicts from Gazipur’s Kashimpur Jail to a court in Mymensingh. They freed up Jahidul Islam alias Boma Mizan, 38, Salauddin Salehin Alias Sunny, 38, Hafez Mahmud alias Raqib Hasan, 35. Salauddin and Raqib are death row convicts and Jahidul Islam was sentenced to life imprisonment. Meanwhile, the home ministry has formed a four-member probe committee, headed by its Additional Secretary Nazim Uddin Chowdhury, to investigate the attack. The other members of the committee are DIG (Dhaka Range) Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman, DIG (police headquarters) Tipu Sultan and Deputy Secretary of the home ministry Khairul Kabir Menon. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three days, Joint Secretary of the home ministry Iftekharul Islam Khan told


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