Published:  12:11 AM, 14 February 2018

Militants in guise of day wager, marine engineer

Militants in guise of day wager, marine engineer

His banned organization bought him an auto-rickshaw and he had been impersonating as the driver. In disguise, he used to recce the converted Christians and passed the information to the militant outfit. He, however, got caught by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) before carrying out the final attack. He has been identified as Md Nuruzzaman Labu, 39, an operative of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), said RAB.

A squad of RAB-2 arrested him along with marine engineer Nazmul Islam Shawon, 26, from Sonali Bank Crossing under Tejgaon Shilpanchal police station in the evening on Monday.RAB-2 Commanding Officer Lt Col Anwar Uz Zaman said, acting on a tip-off, they conducted the raid. The arrestees joined the JMB in 2015. Of them Shawon is a marine engineer. RAB personnel also seized two machetes, 724 US dollars and some fanatic religious books from their possessions.

During primary interrogation, Labu said that he previously worked as bus and truck helper and at laundry shop. He currently works also as a day wager and rickshaw-puller. Although he was enrolled in a madrasa, he could not complete the academic career.

Previously he was an activist of the student wing of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami. On the other hand, Shawon got involved in militancy in 2015. He was inspired by online propaganda and began sharing those. He came to know some Abdullah through Facebook in that year who baptized the engineer to JMB. Shawon used to circulate radical online materials to the youths to lure them to the banned outfit.

-AA Correspondent

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