Two JMB men held in N’ganj

Staff Reporter :
The counterterrorism officials on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two alleged operatives of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in connection with the explosives seized from a ‘militant den’ in Fatulla of Narayanganj.
The suspects were identified as Farid Uddin Rumi and Mishuk Khan Mizan
“They are the members of the neo JMB. We received information that they were involved in the improvised explosive
device (IED) attack targeting police at Gulistan,” Monirul Islam, Chief of the Counter Terrorism Unit said.
On April 29, two constables on duty and a member of community police were injured in that attack.
Middle East-based extremist organisation Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack, but the police blamed the local militants for the incident.
Police arrested Mishuk from Jatrabari on Sunday night and raided a single-storey house near Takkar field in Fatulla. Later, they arrested Farid, a teacher of Mechanical and Production Engineering Department of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology from that house on Monday.
They seized a cache of explosives from the house, which resembles the explosives used in the bomb attack on police, Islam said.