She taught at three madrasas
Before marrying a Bangladeshi man last year, Indian national Ayesa Jannat Mohona had visited Bangladesh three times since 2016.
Mohona, also known as Jannatut Tasnim alias Progga Debnath, was 21 when she first travelled to Bangladesh, getting an invitation from Neo-JMB members on a messenger group.
Upon instruction, she came to the capital where a man managed a job for her at a madrasa in Jatrabari.
In the last four years, she taught at three madrasas in Dhaka and Narayanganj. Her main task, however, was to motivate people to join the militant outfit.
The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit claimed to have learned about the above-mentioned activities by interrogating Mohona during remand.
A CTTC team arrested Mohona from Sadarghat area on Friday. She is now on a four-day remand. Yesterday was the second day.
Sk Imran Hossain, assistant commissioner of CTTC unit, told The Daily Star yesterday, "We have got some information on Neo-JMB's activities from her and we are now analysing it."
Mohona used to receive funding on her mobile financial banking account regularly, he said, adding, "We got numbers of some senders and are trying to get details."
"We have also come to know that Mohona was in touch with top Neo-JMB leaders. We got some names from her and are conducting drives to arrest them," he said.
He, however, refused to disclose details of this leadership as it may alert them.
After converting to Islam from Hindu religion in 2009, Mohona met members of Neo-JMB's female wing on social media and started working as a member.
She was then added to a messenger group where she met two youths -- Al Amin and Rasel.
"Of them, Rasel lives in Bogura. To make her a Bangladeshi national, Rasel managed to get a birth registration and NID card for her," said a high official of the CTTC unit.
Later, Rasel sent the documents to Mohona's address at Jatrabari in 2017 through courier service, said the official. CTTC unit is now conducting drives to trace Rasel's whereabouts.
During interrogation, Mohona said she got married to one Amir Hossain Saddam over phone last year. They stayed in Keraniganj for 14 days before he left for Oman.
The CTTC officials, however, are suspecting that Saddam is still in the country.
Another CTTC official said they have come to know that there may have been a change in the militant outfit's leadership and Mohona, among others, was planning to make a declaration of that through some subversive activities.
The CTTC unit also collected her address in Hugli of West Bengal and contact numbers of her family members.
"We are now trying to cross check the information she gave us," said the official involved with the investigation.