Published:  02:11 AM, 08 December 2017

Neo JMB North region chief held

Police arrested four "Neo JMB" men including its Military chief for the 16 districts with arms and ammunition on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Mokamtola area yesterday night.The arrestees were identified as the North Bengal Military chief of Neo JMB Md Babul Akhter alias Babul Master alias Babul, 45, son of late Shafiqul Islam alias Shofu Dorji village of Kosba Sagarpur Jale Para under Birampur upazila of Dinajpur district, JMB Shura member Delwar Hossain alias Mistri alias Mizanur, 39, son of late Lokman Ali of village Parwail Acir Hazipara under Manda upazila of Nagoan district, Neo JMB active member Alomgir Hossain alias Arif, 28, son of late Abdul Karim, village of Taloigacha under Satkhira shadar upazila and another Neo JMB active member Afzal Hossain alias Lemon, 32, son of Ahmmad Ali of village Aral under Kapasia upazila of Gazipur district.

Police recovered a 9MM foreign-made Pistol, one magazine, 15 rounds of ammunitions, four sophisticated knives, and one machete from them.The four confessed during primary interrogation that they were the members of "Neo JMB", which is believed to follow the ideology and strategy of Islamic State (IS).

Md Asaduzzaman, newly-promoted additional Inspector General of Police also Superintendent of Bogra Police said, a case was lodged under the Anti-Terrorism Act with Shibganj Police Station. They were produced to Bogra Senior Judicial Magistrate's court and seven-day remand was sought. Later, they were sent to jail yesterday.SP Asasd Zaman further said, the arrested Neo JMB men were planning a big attack in capital Dhaka.

-Jim Kobir, Bogra

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