During an operation carried out by elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), three Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants were arrested on Sunday along with bomb-making materials in Rajshahi city of Bangladesh.
On a tip-off, the elite RAB carried out the raid at the residence of Shahebjan Ali in Tanore’s Bilsahar village, reported bdnews24.
As per media report, the arrested JMB militants have been identified as 35-year-old Shahebjan Ali, 28-year-old Abul Kalam Azad and 28-year-old Jahangir Alam.
The elite RAB team was able to seize 500 grams of gunpowder, seven extremist propaganda leaflets and bomb-making materials from the possession of the three JMB militants, RAB-5 Commander Lt Col Mohammad Mahbubul Alam said.
Lt Col Alam said that after the search in Shahebjan’ home, “the three were detained and the bomb-making materials were seized”.
The RAB officials said that the trio belongs to the banned Islamic terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.
It may be mentioned that a new chapter of the JMB has been formed in India under the banner of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India (JMI) which was recently confirmed by Salahuddin Salehin and Jahidul Islam, two militants who are on Bangladesh’s ‘most wanted’ list.
Both Bangladesh and India have offered rewards for any information related to the absconding militants.
As per a media report, in India, Jahedul is a close associate of Salahuddin. He is also known as Bomaru Mizan or Kausar.
Salahuddin, in an interview which was circulated online, said: “We are working to ensure that Hindustan [India], too, turns into a centre for Hijrat [migration for religious battle] and jihad, so that we, as the people of India, can play a major role in the foundation of the next caliphate.”