Two suspected JMB men held in Rangpur


Kotwali Thana police of Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP) arrested two suspected operatives of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB) from the metropolis in the early hours of Friday, reports BSS. 

“A special squad of Kotwali Thana police arrested the suspected JMB militants from the northern side of Rangpur Prime Medical College area,” a press release of RpMP issued by its Assistant Police Commissioner (DB and Media) Md. Altaf Hossain said tonight.

The arrestees are Md. Kawser Nahid, 19, of village Shalti Gopalpur in Mithapukur upazila and Md. Rubel Mian, 25, of village Binodpur in Rangpur city. Police also seized six placards with wooden handles, 15 pieces of paper-made caps, five pieces of cork-sheets and five bamboo sticks from their possession during the raid.

Police primarily suspected that the arrested JMB operatives gathered there for planning to conduct subversive activities. After primary interrogation, police filed a case against the arrested persons under section 15 (3) of the Special Power Act of 1974 and handed them over to the Kotwali Thana police of RpMP today, the release added.