Vol. 5 Num 549 Mon. December 12, 2005  
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Aug 17 Blasts
Two JMB men decline to give confessional statement

Two Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members yesterday refused to give confessional statements to a magistrate saying that their top leaders ordered them not to disclose any names of JMB members.

The arrestees, Mohammad Mohiuddin and Mizanur Rahman of Kalihati in Tangail district, admitted their links to the August 17 countrywide bomb blasts to the investigation officers (IOs) during their remand period. But they denied giving confessional statements when they were produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (CMM) Court Dhaka yesterday.

They told the court reporters that their top leaders ordered them not to disclose any names and they could not betray their leaders by exposing them.

Later, Metropolitan Magistrate Jahangir Alam ordered to send them to the Dhaka Central Jail.

Earlier, Monwar Hossain, another accused in a case filed with Paltan Police Station, gave a confessional statement to magistrate saying he, along with Mohiuddin, exploded bombs near the Rajuk Bhaban on August 17.

Meanwhile, three JMB members arrested from Baitul Mukarram mosque on Friday, were shown arrested in a case filed for the August 17 bomb blasts on the CMM and Judge courts premises and placed on a five-day remand yesterday.

The arrestees are Ebaidullah, 23 and Awal, 22, of Chandpur and Abdul Awal, 20 of Jhalakathi.