Vol. 5 Num 549 Mon. December 12, 2005  
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3 suspected JMB men held in Kishoreganj
One resembles Abdur Rahman

Locals caught three people in Kishoreganj yesterday suspecting one of them to be JMB chief Abdur Rahman and handed them over to police.

The police said the man resembling Abdur Rahman introduced himself as Hamidur Rahman, hailing from Birampur upazila of Dinajpur.

The police started interrogating the three -- Hamidur, 55, Alamgir Hossain, 30, of Noakhali and Hanifur Rahman, 23, of Daudkandi in Comilla -- at Kotiadi Police Station to verify their statements, reports our Kishoreganj correspondent.

The three people got down at Gochihata bus stop from a Korga-bound bus from Dhaka around 4:30pm and were heading for a village called Bhatta. Locals being suspicious about their movement caught them and informed Kotiadi police.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (Circle) Shamsul Kabir interrogated them but he declined to talk to reporters. He did not let journalists meet or near the three people and misbehaved with them as they went on insisting.

Duty officer of the police station told The Daily Star yesterday evening that all the three live in Mymensingh. Of them, Hamidur collects money for a mosque. Hanifur is a madrasa student while Alamgir is waiting to go to Dubai soon.

The duty officer said the arrestees went to Kishoreganj to meet a man to buy some dirham. "But police are still interrogating them to be sure that there is nothing suspicious about them," said a source.

The three hailing from different districts were carrying their belongings in one bag and Alamgir was carrying a passport, which shows he visited Dubai, the source said. The police are concentrating on these points.

The three were later taken to office of Kishoreganj superintendent of police.