The Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) has arrested a member of the banned Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militant outfit in Gazipur district.
Police said 25-year-old Abdullah Al Noman Khan “was arrested on Sunday at around 4.35 a.m. in a raid at the greatwall Bazar Bridge area under Gazipur police station.
Noman was an accomplice and planner in the bomb attack on a traffic police box in Chittagong on February 26, said an official.
During the raid, manuals on making explosives, extremist literature, two mobile phones and a training manual were also recovered.
“Noman communicated via social media and other online networking apps. He planned to recruit members and carry out killings and other subversive activities to strengthen the militant organisation,” the official said.
Prior to his arrest, Noman was scheduled to meet his accomplice Morshedul Alam and seven or eight other unidentified persons in Gazipur.