Dhaka Paltan explosion: 5 ‘Neo JMB’ men placed on 7-day remand
07:56 PM, August 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:09 PM, August 12, 2020

Paltan explosion: 5 ‘Neo JMB’ men placed on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court today placed five members of banned militant outfit "Neo JMB" on a seven-day remand in connection with an explosion in Dhaka's Paltan area on July 24.

The arrestees are: Sayem Mirza (24), Rubel Ahmed (28), Sanaul Islam Sadik (28), Sheikh Sultan Md Naimuzzaman (26) and Abdur Rahim Jewel (30).

Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order after Abdullah Al Nazrul, an inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police and also the investigation officer of the case produced them before his court with a 10-day remand prayer for each.

In the remand prayer, the IO said the arrestees were directly involved with the explosion in the city's Paltan area. So, they need to be remanded to learn their motive behind the explosion and whereabouts of others responsible, the IO added.

No lawyers were present at the court to defend them.

A team of (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested them from Sylhet earlier.

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