Missing Jamaat leader arrested
A Jamaat-e-Islami leader of Jhenidah, who had been missing for 16 days, was arrested early yesterday over a recent murder.
Police said Nur Mohammad, 62, had been in hiding, but family claimed that he was abducted by police.
The Jamaat's nayeb-e-ameer of Jhenidah district disappeared on March 2 from Jhenidah. Police arrested him in Satkhira's Assasuni upazila.
Officer-in-Charge of Jhenidah Sadar Police Station Hasan Hafizur Rahman claimed that Nur confessed to planning destructive activities, and his information led to the seizure of 15 hand bombs, 40kg of explosives, and a lot of jihadist literature.
A case was filed against him for possessing explosives.
He was also shown arrested as one of the unknown accused in a case for the murder of a homeopathy doctor in Jhenidah's suburb on January 7.
Iftekharul Alam Mozahid, son of the Jamaat leader, said police cooked up a story to arrest him.