Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three alleged members of militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) at Chotigram village in Sadar upazila early yesterday.
The arrestees are Harunur Rashid, 48, son of Bisharot Ali of Chatra village, Abdur Rahman, 56, son of Gias Uddin of Chakla village, and Golam Azam, 39, son of Shamsuddin of Koiladiar village in Shibganj upazila.
On secret information, a special team of Rab-5 raided a guava orchard in the area at around 12:30am and arrested the trio when they were holding a clandestine meeting there, said Squadron Leader Mohammad Sayed Abdullah Al Murad, commander of Chapainawabganj Rab camp.
The elite force also recovered six books on jihad from their possession, he said.
During primary interrogation, the arrestees admitted that they are active members of JMB, said the Rab official.