This February 23 photo shows policemen scrunitising clues near a prison van in Trishal upazila of Mymensingh where an armed gang ambushed the vehicle and snatched away three convicted JMB militants. Photo: Banglar Chokh
A Mymensingh court today placed eight people on a 10-day remand in a case filed for snatching three JMB militants from a prison van in Trishal upazila in February.
Judge Farzana Yeasmin of Cognizance Court-4 passed the order when Detective Branch of police produced the eight before the court this afternoon.
The members of Rapid Action Battalion recently arrested the eight from different parts in the capital and handed them over to police.
The arrestees are Kamal Hossain alias Sabuj and his cousin Abu Bakar Siddique Swapan, two coaching centre tutors; Elias Uddin, Islami Bank official; Morshed Alam and his brother Sohel Rana, two overseas job seekers; Yusuf Ali Sohagh, a homeopathy medical student; and Bashir Uddin and Anwar Hossain, two recruiting agents.
On Thursday, the DB police produced them before the court seeking 10 days’ remand for them.
On February 23, an armed gang of 10-15, all masked, ambushed a prison van in Trishal and snatched away three convicted militants of Jama'atul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB) -- two of them on death rows. A policeman was killed in the ambush.
The attack on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway took place when the van carrying the three was going to Mymensingh to produce them before a court in a sedition case.