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
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested one more person from Gazipur early today for his alleged role in attacking a prison van and snatching three JMB in Trishal upazila of Mymensingh on February 23.
The arrestee is Khorshed Alam, 30, son of late Hassen Ali of South Kanda village in the upazila, said Kismat Hayat, commanding officer of Rab-1.
Alam, a resident of Uttar Badda in the capital, was arrested from Konabari area at about 5:00am, Kismat told The Daily Star.
On April 30, Rab members arrested eight people in connection with snatching the activists of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh.
Later, one of the arrestee, Kamal Hossain alias Sabuj, named Jubo League leader of Bhaluka upazila Ataur Rahman Kamal for making safe passage for death row JMB leader Rakib Hasan Russell after he was snatched along with two other key leaders of the banned militant outfit in Mymensingh.
A large group of miscreants intercepted a prison van, opened fire on police, killing a constable, and snatched away the three activists of JMB in Trishal upazila on February 23.