Vol. 5 Num 625 Thu. March 02, 2006  
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26 JMB men caught in Gaibandha
Aug 17 blast accused surrenders

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police in a drive yesterday arrested 26 militants of the outlawed Islamist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh(JMB) at a village in Gaibandha.

Tipped off, the law enforcers raided a house of Saidur Rahman at Uttar Dhanghara village where the cadres were holding a secret meeting, reports our correspondent in Gaibandha.

They met there to finalise some major operations in and around Gaibandha, police sources said.

Meanwhile, our correspondent in Dinajpur reports that a fugitive JMB member wanted in connection with the August 17 blasts surrendered to a magistrate's court on Tuesday.

The court sent Md Tozammel Haque alias Toza, son of Md Jamil Hossain of Mohabbatpur village in the sadar upazila, to Dinajpur jail.

Toza was an active operator of outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and was involved in last year's blasts in the district.

His brother Moffazzal Hossain Dulal, chairman of Awaliapur Union Parishad and president of union unit BNP, surrendered a licensed pistol and 20 bullets to police yesterday morning.

Earlier on Friday night, Detective Branch police raided Charadangi Bazar in the sadar upazila and arrested JMB operator Nurul Islam, 22, of Saidpur village.

The arrestee during primary interrogation by police confessed to his involvement in the blasts.