Jamaat trio might be shown held in JMB raid case
Detained Jamaat leaders Motiur Rahman Nizami, Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojahid and Delwar Hossain Sayedee might soon be shown arrested in a case filed in connection with the recovery of nine grenades from a JMB den in the capital's Kadamtoli area on June 24.
A top official of the Detective Branch (DB) of police said they would seek a court order within a day or two to show the trio arrested in the case based on JMB chief Saidur Rahman's information.
According to the official, Saidur said Jamaat and JMB activists were collecting grenades and other explosives for subversive operations across the country to foil the trial process of war criminals.
"Saidur also said that Jamaat had provided financial support and other assistance for the destructive operations to keep the government and law enforcers busy with something else rather than the war crime trial," added the official.
Meanwhile, DB police yesterday brought detained acting JMB chief Bhagne Shahid from Bogra and the banned outfit's North Bengal chief Shafiqul Islam alias Jamai Rafiq from Gaibandha to the capital to interrogate them face-to-face with Saidur.
Sources said DB has already started interrogation to verify Jamaat's involvement in planning destructive operations.
The top DB official said, Saidur disclosed that Anwar Alam alias Bhagne Shahid had been coordinating the operations according to Jamaat's plan. Shahid escaped the arrest in Kadamtoli on June 24 exploding a grenade and injuring several policemen. He was caught from Bogra on July 12.