Police claimed to have arrested four operatives of “Neo JMB”, an ultra-radical offshoot of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), from Rajshahi early today.
The detainees are identified as Md Aslam, 37, Md Ali, 30, Babu Huzur, 28, of Joykrishnapur village of Durgapur upazila and Abul Kashem Rokon, 38, of Dhadas village of Puthia upazila, our Rajshahi correspondent reports quoting police.
Sumit Chowdhury, additional superintendent of Rajshahi Special Branch of Police, said a joint team of Durgapur and Puthia Police Stations conducted the overnight drives in the areas and detained them for their alleged link with the banned militant outfits.
Police also recovered some sharp weapons and Jihadi books from their possession, the ASP said.
Filing of a case was underway in this connection, he added.