Vol. 5 Num 1011 Thu. April 05, 2007  
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6 more JMB suspects held

Six suspected militants of outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested in Jamalpur, Joypurhat and Barisal yesterday and on Tuesday night.

Police arrested Saiful Islam, a teacher of Bulbuli Girls High School in Islampur upazila of Jamalpur, at his house at Dhengragar village yesterday and seized some documents, according to the UNB.

Asadullah Asad, another suspected JMB cadre, was arrested from Aramnagar Bazar in Sarishabari upazila of the district on the same day. The law enforcers are quizzing the arrestees.

In Joypurhat, police arrested three suspected JMB men at their houses in Khatlal, Kalai and Sadar areas on Tuesday night.

Police said the arrestees--Abdul Hakim, Atiar Rahman and Imran Hossain--were reorganising the JMB men in the areas following execution of six top militants.

Our Barisal correspondent reported that Rab members arrested one suspected JMB militant and recovered four grenades from his possession yesterday morning.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-8, Barisal, arrested Maulana Aktaruzzaman, imam of a mosque in Sayestabad area, at around 7:00am. On his confession, the Rab men later recovered four grenades that were hidden at a place in the area.

The members of the elite force are quizzing the alleged JMB man.