Vol. 5 Num 644 Tue. March 21, 2006  

JMB cadre Sabbir to be quizzed in B'baria

JMB cadre Sabbir Ahmed Dulal will be brought back to Brahmanbaria from Sylhet soon for interrogation, police sources said yesterday.

Sabbir has been shown arrested in the August 17 blats in the town following confessions by four other JMB cadres, arrested here on Wednesday.

Police sought 10 days' remand for Sabbir for interrogation regarding JMB activities and the August 17 blasts. A court granted the police prayer yesterday, the sources said.

Sabbir of Brahmanbaria was arrested from a saloon in Paltan in Dhaka city on March 8 by a team of Brahmanbaria police and brought to Brahmanbaria. Later he was sent to Sylhet for interrogation in a case filed against JMB kingpin Abdur Rahman there after Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) found his (Sabbir) cheque book (account No. 11674 of Janata Bank in Brahmanbaria) during the operation at Surjadigal Bari in Sylhet city from where JMB chief Abdur Rahman was arrested.

Police sources said Sabbir used to look after financing JMB activities in Brahmanbaria.

The four JMB cadres--Alamgir, Sohel, Arafat and Sheikh Muhammad Sumon-- arrested here on Wednesday, confessed their involved in the August 17 bomb blast.

According to their confessions, 11 JMB cadres took part in the blasts and they were given Tk 1.5 lakh for this.

Police hope that they would get more vital information from Sabbir. A manhunt is on in the district for the rest 7 JMB cadres, police said.

Sabbir Ahmed Dulal