3 ‘JMB militants’ held in Natore
Law enforcers today arrested three alleged militants of the banned outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Ruyerbhag village of Natore Sadar upazila.
The detainees were identified as Jahidul Islam, 30, of Gurudaspur upazila, Amzad Hossain, 42, of Baraigram upazila and Zahir Uddin, 40 of Lalpur upazila in the district, reports our Natore correspondent.
On information, a team of Rab-5 conducted a raid in Ruyerbhag village around 2:00am and detained the three ‘JMB militants’ from there, Major Shibli Mostafa, company commander of Natore unit Rab-5, said at a press briefing today.
The other members of the outfit, however, managed to flee the scene, he said.
In primary interrogation, the arrestees admitted that they became inspired by another detained JMB leader named Jahangir Hossain, who is currently in Rajshahi jail, the Rab official also said.
Some jihadi books, leaflets and diaries were also recovered from their possession, he added.