Bomb blast at Ctg traffic police box: Neo JMB man arrested | The Daily Star
03:35 PM, July 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:51 PM, July 28, 2020

Bomb blast at Ctg traffic police box: Neo JMB man arrested

Members of Counter Terrorism (CT) unit of Chattogram Metropolitan Police early today arrested an active member of the militant group Neo JMB in connection with a bomb blast at a traffic police box in the port city that injured five people, including two policemen, on February 28.

The arrestee is identified as Md Shahed of Lohagara upazila in Chattogram, our staff correspondent reports.

"Shahed was arrested from Harbang under Chakaria upazila of Cox's Bazar," said Palash Kanti Nath, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) (CT-Operation).

"He is a carpenter by profession and his name came to light when three other Neo JMB men -- arrested earlier -- gave confessional statements," the police official added.

The police on May 4 arrested the three Neo JMB men, including a Chittagong University student, for allegedly carrying out the bomb attack at a traffic police box in Chattogram city's Sholoshahar Gate No-2 area.

Sergeant Arafat, Assistant Sub-Inspector Atauddin and three pedestrians were injured when the bomb went off in the area on the night of February 28.

Several days after the incident, IS claimed responsibility of the attack, according to SITE Intelligence Group which tracks online activities of jihadists.

However, police ruled out the IS link.

 

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