Incidents and Statements involving JMB
December 19: Police arrested six suspected militants
of JMB from Munshiganj District town's Dakkhin Courtgaon bus stand.
December 12: A Rajshahi court sentenced
a cadre of JMB, identified as Abdur Rahim alias Nasim, to
10 years' rigorous imprisonment for conducting a series of bomb
blasts in Rajshahi in 2005.
December 2: RAB arrested five top-level
militants of JMB in Dhaka city's Mirpur area on charges of allegedly
plotting to foil the ongoing War Crimes Trial by destabilising law
November 28: Rajshahi District court
sentenced seven cadres of banned militant outfit JMB to 10 years
rigorous imprisonment in an August 17, 2005 synchronised bomb attacks
November 9: RAB arrested two associates
of Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, leader of the banned
Islamist outfit JMB from Baghmara sub-District in Rajshahi District.
The arrestees were identified as Mostafizur Rahman Montu and Mojnur
Rahman Mollah. RAB said the duo was arrested in a raid on the charge
of resuming JMB operations and was accused in a number of cases.
October 16: RAB arrested a militant
belonging to JMB from Nokhopara village in Bagmara sub-District
of Rajshahi District. The arrested militant was identified as Yaad
Ali Mondol (48).
September 27: Five cadres of JMB
were sentenced to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment in connection
with a case filed for a series of bomb blasts in Rajshahi District
in 2005. The convicted are Jakir Hossain, Liakot Hossain alias Harez,
Amanullah alias Aman, Abdur Rahim alias Nasim and Zillur Rahman
September 26: RAB arrested an aide
to JMB second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai at Baghmara
sub-District in Rajshahi District. The arrestee was identified as
Abdul Kuddus (44) an alleged collaborator of the Pakistani occupation
forces during the country's Liberation War. RAB said Kuddus is accused
in five cases including murder and extortion charges.
September 25: RAB arrested two militants
of JMB in Bagmara sub-District of Rajshahi District. The arrestees
were Abdul Mannan (51) and Abdul Mannan Khondoker (50). They were
close associates of the executed JMB leader Siddikul Islam Bangla
Bhai. RAB arrested them while raiding the area on information that
some fugitive JMB activists have returned to villages and are trying
to reorganise the outfit.
September 20: A leader of banned
Islamist militant outfit JMB was arrested in Atrai sub-District
of Naogaon Dsitrict by the RAB. The arrestee is Lutfar Rahman, a
Madrassa teacher and better known as Lutfar Professor. Lutfar was
accused in eight cases of murders, tortures and extortion in Bagmara
sub-District of Rajshahi District.
September 19: Three cadres of banned
Islamist militant outfit JMB were arrested in Baghmara sub-District
of Rajshahi District. The arrestees are Mohammad Shamsuddin (44),
Towhidul Islam (38) and Ismail Hossain (48).
September 10: A Dhaka court indicted
five members of militant outfit JMB in Prof Humayun Azad murder
case. On February 27, 2004, JMB militants stabbed the 56-year-old
Humayun Azad, a teacher of Bangla department of Dhaka University,
near the Atomic Energy Commission office on the university campus
while he was returning home from Ekushey Book Fair. The accused
are Salehin alias Salahuddin, Hafiz Mahmud alias Hasan,
Anwarul Alam alias Anwar, Mizanur Rahman alias Minhaz
and Nur Mohammad. Among the accused, Nur Mohammad is on the run
while others are in jail.
August 29: A special tribunal in
Habiganj District recorded deposition of four prosecution witnesses
in three cases over the 2005 synchronised bomb attacks. The accused,
including the banned outfit JMB chief Moulana Saidur Rahman, his
son and a section chief AHM Shamim, operatives Azizul Islam Gazi,
Hafez Hujaifa, Mohammad Belal Hossain, Salah Uddin, and Shafiqul
Islam, were present in court. The judge fixed October 31 for recording
deposition of the other witnesses.
August 12: A Dhaka court sentenced
three leaders of JMB to 15 years' rigorous imprisonment on charge
of possessing grenades and explosives. The convicts are Mohtasim
Billah alias Bashir, 'commander' of JMB Dhaka zone, and two
ehsar (fulltime) members of the outfit, Momin Bhuiyan alias
Mizan and Md Moyeen Uddin alias Moyez who were arrested on
February 20, 2009 along with two grenades and huge explosives.
July 23: RAB arrested Mahtab Khamaru
(45), a key leader of outlawed militant group JMB from Talgharia
village in Bagmara sub-District of Rajshahi District. Khamaru was
a regional commander and the second-in-command of JMB in 2004, when
its leader Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai was operating in the
The Police arrested one cadre of
JMB from Nejampur station area in Nachole sub-District of Chapainawabganj
District. The arrestee was identified as, Abdul Gofur (55), son
of late Mokbul Hossain of the area.
July 19: SFs arrested four suspected
members of the banned JMB along with books on militancy from Sector-10
of Uttara in Dhaka city.
July 18: According to a report by the
US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, two Bangladeshi
banks, the IBBL and SIBL, have alleged links with terrorist financing.
Taking advantage of the weak internal governance of the US branch
of HSBC, the two banks have allegedly been routing funds to different
international networks suspected to have terrorist links. HSBC's
Financial Intelligence Group provided information that the chief
of a Bangladeshi Islamist terrorist outfit JMB Shaikh Abdur Rahman
maintained accounts with IBBL.
June 28: The RAB personnel arrested
two cadres of the outlawed JMB from the villages in Bagmara sub-District
of Rajshahi. The arrested were identified as Abdul Mannan (50) and
Azadul Islam (30).
May 14: The Police submitted two
new charge sheets to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court
against five cadres of the JMB for the 'killing' of Humayun Azad,
a Dhaka University professor and renowned writer. The charge sheets
were supplementary ones as the previous ones were for the 'attempt-to-murder'
charges while the new ones have linked 'murder' under the Explosives
March 13: The Speedy Trial Tribunal-4
sentenced a leader of JMB, Mamunur Rashid alias Zahid, to death
for detonating a bomb at Gazipur District Police superintendent's
office in February 20, 2009 in which 16 people were injured. He
was arrested on the same day.
March 5: RAB arrested two leaders
and a member of the banned JMB, identified as Mohammad Asaduzzaman
'chief' of JMB Khulna divisional unit, Mohammad Wahab, 'head' of
JMB Savar zone and JMB member Anwar Hossain from different parts
of Dhaka City. RAB also seized several JMB publications and leaflets
from the possession of the arrestees.
Commander Mohammad Sohail, Director
of RAB's Media and Legal Wing said all three were fugitives in the
series bomb attack cases of 2005.
January 9: A close aide of executed
JMB leader Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai was arrested
at Uttara area of Dhaka City. He has been identified as Emadadul
Haque Uzzal (40). Police also seized from his possessions several
publications of the banned organisation and some books giving instructions
on how to make bomb and operate firearms like AK-47. Nisarul Arif,
Deputy Commissioner of Uttara Division stated that, "The theme of
many of the publications is motivating people to wage jihad and
form suicide squads".
It has been reported that leaders
and activists of banned JMB are trying to reorganise giving priority
to collecting funds from their wellwishers and building communication
with grassroots activists. Quoting detained Abu Talha Mohammad Fahim
alias Bashar, a son of detained JMB chief Saidur Rahman, officials
of RAB said the reorganisation attempt was taken at the directives
of JMB acting 'chief' Sohel Mahfuz who is reportedly in hiding.
January 8: RAB personnel arrested
a son of detained JMB chief Maulana Saidur Rahman, identified as
Abu Talha Mohammad Fahim alias Bashar (21) and one of his
accomplices, Mohammad Abdul Alim (23), from Achintola Bahrampur
village in Rajshahi District.
November 30: A trial tribunal in
Rajshai sentenced seven activists of banned militant outfit JMB
to life term imprisonment for killing Awami League leader Shahadat
Hossain Master in 2009.The convicts are were identified as Shamsul
Islam, his brother Ansar Ali, Ashraful Islam, Amzad Hossain, his
son Mamunur Rashid, cousin Abdur Razzak and Ansar's son Tuton.The
tribunal, however, acquitted three JMB men -- Shamsul's son Bidyut
and Masud and Shahriar Ali.
November 26: RAB arrested three
suspected members of banned militant outfit JMB in Dhaka city and
neighbouring Dhamrai area. According to RAB officials, all three
detainees, identified as Faruk Hossain alias Kosai Faruk, Abul Hossain
and Mohammad Abdul Gaffar are accused in the August 17, 2005 serial
bomb attacks across the country.
November 20: A suspected cadre of
banned outfit JMB was arrested by the Police at Tambulpur Masterpara
village in Rangpur District. The arrestee was identified as Saiful
Islam. Police said that Saiful, a teacher of Shibdebchar High School,
was involved in regrouping the JMB cadres and sympathisers in the
area. Police also seized a number of books on jihad and bomb-making
materials from the arrestee.
October 14: RAB personnel arrested
a cadre of the banned militant outfit JMB from Kamarbari area in
Rajshahi District. The arrestee was identified as Motiar Rahman
September 25: Khulna Divisional
Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced two cadres, identified as Abdur
Rakib alias Nuruddin (22) and Matiur Rahman alias
Masud (23) of banned Islamist outfit JMB to six years rigorous imprisonment
and fined Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer more six months
of RI. They were convicted in connection with the case filed for
serial bomb blasts at different spots in Jessore District on August
September 23: Police arrested five
suspected JMB cadres along with 10 CDs and a few Jehadi books from
Aramnagar Kamil Madrasa in Sarishabari sub-district of Jamalpur
September 21: Police arrested two
relatives of JMB militants on charges of bringing mobile phones
at Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate's Court for helping the two militants
(Mohammad Hossain and Abdul Malek) accused of August 21, 2004 Grenade
Attack case. The arrestees were identified as Rashid Ahmed and Okalat
September 8: A high alert was sounded
by the West Bengal Police throughout the State after a Central intelligence
input indicated that five militants of the JMB had crossed over
to the State recently from Bangladesh to carry out terror attacks.
"We received an input from our counterparts in the Centre that five
militants of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen terror outfit have sneaked
into West Bengal a few days back through the porous border in Malda
District. The militants have subsequently split up in three groups
and headed in different directions to carry out terror attacks,
possibly in crowded marketplaces or court premises or at important
installations like airports or railway stations," a senior State
Intelligence Branch official said on September 9.
September 6: RAB-5 and Police in
a joint drive arrested a member of banned militant outfit JMB, identified
as Mohammad Quamran Ali Pramanik (50) in Atrai sub-district of Naogaon
September 3: Rapid Action Battalion-8
(RAB-8) personnel arrested a majlish-e-sura (the central
governing body) member of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen
Bangladesh (JMB), identified as Sohag Talukdar, from his house in
Nalchhiti sub-district of Jhalakathi District on September 3. He
was a fugitive accused in a sedition case, said Monirul Alam, Commander
of RAB-8, at a press briefing at Barisal Headquarters of RAB.
August 31: A team of Rapid Action
Battalion (RAB) arrested a cadre, identified as Faruq Hossain (28)
of banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) at Kathbaula Bazar
in Muktagachha sub-district of Mymensingh District.
Major Iftekhar, Commander of Crime
Prevention Company (CPC) of RAB-9 said two cases were lodged against
Faruq in 2005 with Fatullah Police Station in Narayanganj District
under Explosives Act and Special Power Act.
August 17, 2011: The HC bench of
Justice A.H.M. Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Gobinda Chandra
Tagore also directed the Government, to form a high-powered committee
immediately to investigate allegations of Amini's involvement in
militancy and links to JMB, al Qaeda and Taliban networks. The HC
also asked the Government to probe whether the national flag is
hoisted and the national anthem is played at madrassas (Islamic
Seminary) controlled by Amini. If it is not done at these madrassas,
the Government has to ensure that it is done, the court said.
August 16, 2011: Law enforcers believe
outlawed JMB, which came to the limelight for its synchronised bombing
across the country on August 17, 2005, has almost no strength left
to carry out any subversive activities. The network of the militant
outfit has totally collapsed with the arrests of its members of
all tiers in massive crackdowns and its strength has almost waned,
says SFs. However, they add that JMB still has its roots, but there
is hardly any chance of rearing their heads since they are under
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Ziaul
Ahsan, intelligence wing director of RAB, said that the banned outfit
has again started some activities in some Northern Districts including
Rajshahi, Dinajpur and Thakurgaon. However, the activities are limited
to recruitment of members and fund collection, he added.
The cases for August 17, 2005 serial
bomb blasts by JMB cadres at 10 places in Dinajpur town are yet
to see verdict. After deferment of the hearing in the case for 23
times since announcement of the first hearing date on June 22 in
2008, the Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court of Dinajpur
has fixed the date on September 4. Besides, the alleged mastermind
of the serial bombing in the District Mohammad Afzal Abedin, member
of JMB, and former President of Dinajpur unit of ICS, is still absconding.
August 4: Rapid Action Battalion
(RAB) arrested three JMB militants in Dhaka. The detainees are Moklesur
Rahman Sumon (32) of Jamalpur District, Anwar Zahid alias Setu (30)
of Chuadanga District and Raihan (30) of Mymensingh District. Sumon
and Setu who were arrested in Badda and Agargaon (Dhaka City) respectively,
were the fugitive accused in the August 17, 2005 series bomb attack
cases. In the cases, Sumon is a co-accused of executed JMB chief
Shaikh Abdur Rahman and his second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias
Bangla Bhai. Raihan was arrested in Mirpur (Dhaka City) and is one
of the seven accused in Rafiq Master killing at Muktagachha in Mymensingh
District on July 9, 2007.
However, the first court of Women
and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Rajshahi District
acquitted 12 militants of JMB in a case filed for torturing a teenage
boy in Bagmara (same District) during the rise of militancy in 2004.
The Tribunal said the charges against the accused could not be proved.
Public Prosecutor Sayeda Morjina Khatun said, "Most of the witnesses
seemed afraid to testify against the militants." Yet some of the
statements of the witnesses were strong enough where the judge could
have used his judicial mind to give a verdict against the accused.
July 27: An alleged associate of
the executed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leader Siddikul
Islam alias Bangla Bhai was arrested by the Police from Goalkandi
area in Rajshahi District. The arrestee was identified as Mamun
Muhuri and as one of the close associates of Bangla Bhai during
his militant activities in Rajshahi in 2004. Harunur Rashid, officer-in-charge
of Bagmara Police Station, said they had obtained information that
Mamun was reorganizing JMB in Rajshahi.
July 2: A JMB cadre, identified
as Abdul Munnaf (37), was arrested in Wapda area of Faridganj subdistrict
of Chandpur District.
June 30: The Prime Minister has
said apart from banning five organisations for militant activities,
the Government is closely watching some other suspected organisations.
She stated, "that acts of militancy and terrorism will not be allowed
on the soil of the country". The five banned militant organisations
are Shahadat-e-al-Hikma Bangladesh, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh
[(JMJB), an Islamist vigilante outfit that espouses the ideals of
the Taliban], Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami
(HuJI-B) and Hizb-ut-Tahrir Bangladesh.
June 2: Two cadres of the banned
Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), also charge sheeted accused
in five cases for August 17 bomb blasts in Satkhira in 2005, were
released on bail granted by the District and Sessions Judge's Court
at Satkhira. Trial of the five August 17 series bomb blast cases
has been delayed as the prosecution failed to produce either the
accused or the witnesses before the court for long.
May 24: Court in Sylhet, recorded
the deposition of an officer of Islami Bank in the Explosives Case
filed after the arrest of the then outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen
Bangladesh (JMB) 'Chief' Sheikh Abdur Rahman on March 2, 2006, reports
Daily Star. However, Sheikh Rahman was later hanged in a case for
murder of two judges in Jhalakathi District.
Among the accused, current JMB 'Chief'
Moulana Saidur Rahman, Sheikh Rahman's close aide Moyezul Islam
Chowdhury alias Sona alias Hridoy, his wife Chameli Begum alias
Sabina Yasmin, Sheikh's bodyguard Abdul Aziz alias Hanif and Sabbir
Ahmed alias Dulal, were produced in the Court.
April 11: A court in Kurigram sentenced
top leader of Allar Dal, Matin Mehedi (former top Jama'atul Mujahideen
Bangladesh leader), and three of his associates, accused in the
case for serial bomb attack in Jhenaidah District on August 17,
2005 to 20 years rigorous imprisonment. The three associates of
Matin Mehedi are 'Kurigram commander' Monwar Hossen Biplob, 'Kurigram
Sadar Sub-District commander' Anwar Hossen and member of the outfit
March 29: Security Forces (SFs)
arrested two Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants, identified
as Shamin Mahfuz (40) and Mohammad Ismail (36), from the Kalapara
area in Thanchi sub-district of Bandarban District. A cache of explosives,
a number of jihadi and militant books along with other things were
recovered from the possession of the arrested militants. Further,
another JMB militant, identified as Mahmud Hassan (30) of Pathartola
village in Sadar sub-district, was arrested from the Pabna town.
According to official sources, Mahmud Hassan's uncle Mahedi is one
of the top leaders of JMB.
March 16: Three militants of Islamist
outfit Jamaat-e-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were sentenced to jail
in the case for serial bomb blast on August 17, 2005 at four spots
of Narail town in Narail District according to Daily Star. JMB militant
Saifuzzaman Probal was sentenced to life imprisonment and fined
BDR 20,000, in default, to suffer three more years in jail. The
court also convicted JMB militants Ruhul Quddus and Hafez Mahmud
alias Rakib Hasan and sentenced each of them to 14 years rigorous
imprisonment each and fined BNC 10,000 each, in default, to suffer
more two years in jail. Four other accused acquitted of charges
are Ziaur Rahman, Abdul Aziz Shikder, Syed Arafat and Mamun Gazi.
March 10: Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh
(JMB) militant, Ashikul Islam Sajjad (25) of Mollapara village (Kushtia
District), was arrested from Bahadurpur village under Bheramara
sub-district of Kushtia District. The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)
recovered arms and ammunition along with organisational books and
leaflets from the possession of the arrested militants. Following
his confessional statement, RAB members took Sajjad to the remote
char area (riverine sand and silt landmasses) of Kazipur sub-district
of Sirajganj District and recovered a locally made LG, 10 bullets,
8 live bombs and a few training papers and documents from under
the earth at Charburungi.
March 3: In the case for explosives
substances filed after the arrest of JMB ‘chief’ Shaikh Abdur Rahman
(hanged in another case later) and his accomplices and recovery
of explosives from a house here in 2006, could not be recorded as
the last prosecution witness did not turn up. However, the two accused,
Shaikh Rahman’s close aides Moyezul Islam Chowdhury alias Hridoy
Chowdhury and Abdul Aziz Hanif were produced before the court which
refixed the date for deposition on April 25, 2011.
February 28: Police
arrested an aide of JMB top leader Siddikul Islam alias Bangla Bhai
from Sadhanpur in Natore Sadar sub-district of Natore District.
"The arrestee, Sahadat Hossain (50),
was one of the main associates of Bangla Bhai," Officer-in-Charge
Abdus Sattar of Naldanga Police Station said. Bangla Bhai along
with JMB ‘supremo’ Shaekh Abdur Rahman and four other top militant
leaders was executed in 2007 for killing two judges in Jhalakathi.
Rapid Action Battalion personnel arrested two cadres of the JMB
from a rented house in Alokdia area of Sirajganj District. The arrestees
were, identified as Mohtasin Billah and Al-Amin Hossain.
February 7: Chief
of HuJI-B Mufti Abdul Hannan was produced in the Court of Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate amid tight security in the case for bomb
attack on Khulna Ahmadiyya mosque in 1999. Moulana Obaidul Huq Abdullah,
younger brother of JMB chief Sheikh Abdur Rahman was also brought
to the same Court.
February 3: Security
Force personnel arrested a JMB cadre from Kamarbari village in Bagmara
sub-division in Rajshahi District. The arrestee, identified as Abdur
Razzak, had an arrest warrant against him for allegedly torturing
10: A Court in Pabna District sentenced the former ‘commander’ of
JMB of Pabna District, Nurul Islam Kawsar, to 10 years' of imprisonment
for August 17, 2005 series bomb blast in Pabna District. The Court
also acquitted two JMB militants, Mukul Hossain and Hasmat Ali,
from the charges.
January 6: Islamist
militants have threatened to kill Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina and blow up a high-security prison in north-eastern Chittagong
city if their associates are not released from the prison within
a month. The jailer of the prison in Chittagong port city received
a letter containing the threat, with its sender calling himself
a member of the Jama'atul JMB. "She (Hasina) survived this year's
August 15 but she will not be alive in future as she will also be
blown to smithereens," the letter said in an oblique reference to
August 15, 1975 when her father and the country's founder Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of his family
January 5: The
JMB threatened to blow up Chittagong District Central Jail and Court
Building. A letter, claimed to have been signed by two militants
of the JMB reached jailor, Rafiqul Quader, by post on January 5.
The outfit threatened to bomb the jail and the Court building if
its detained militants were not released in a month’s time, Quader
told. Strict security measures have been taken inside as well as
the jail premises following the threat. ‘We are on high alert,’
January 3: The
RAB personnel arrested four militants of the JMB from Dhaka’s Kalabagan
area. The arrestees are S.M. Abdul Goni (25), Abu Huraira Bin Aman
alias Shams (22), Mohammad Shahnewaz Al Maruf (22), and S.M.
Ashrafuzzaman (30). RAB recovered three laptop and three desktop
computers, seven mobile phone sets, some publications on JMB, a
motorbike, huge number of CDs and a cash amount of BDT 68,000 from
Shamim Hossain, a JMB militant, who was
arrested during the Chittagong District JMB den raid by the Police
on December 27 was placed under three day remand by Chittagong District
Court. According to the Police sources, the instruction manual
recovered by the Police from the JMB den compiles a set of guidelines
for underground militants reorganising the terror outfit.
Police personnel neutralised a militant hideout
and arrested an alleged militant belonging to JMB, at Alipur Hospital
Gate area under Hathazari sub-district of Chittagong District. According
to the Police sources, one JMB militant, living as tenant at a building,
managed to flee the scene while hurling a bomb at Police. Police
later recovered four bombs and a number of Jihadi books from the
December 1: Police
Obaidur Rahman Ibne Abdullah, brother of Sheikh Abdur Rahman, the
executed kingpin of JMB from Islampara area of Gopalganj District.
He was placed before the District Chief Judicial Magistrate Court
Justice Dilip Kumar Bhoumik on December 2 and the Court sent him
An anti-militancy unit of RAB arrested a leader of the JMB, identified
as Saju Miah alias Saju (25), from Kurigram District. Sources say
that Saju, a close aide of the former JMB chief Matin Mehedi, is
a Gayree Ehsar (a part-time member). A Kurigram Court sent Saju
to District jail after being produced before the judge.
A Dhaka Court sentenced two militants of JMB to seven years' rigorous
imprisonment for using explosives during a robbery in 2005 at the
Brac Bank Limited under Kotalipara sub-district in Gopalganj District.
An anti-militancy unit of RAB arrested a leader JMB, identified
as Abul Kashem, (25) from Kurigram District. Abdul is a 'Gayree
Ehsar'-- a part-time member-- of JMB, said RAB officials.
November 13: Three cadres of JMB,
released from Satkhira jail on November 11 after High Court (HC)
granted them bail, were arrested again at the jail gate on November
11, reports Daily Star. They all are the charge-sheeted accused
in five cases for serial blasts in Satkhira town on August 17, 2005.
November 4: Four
suspected militants of JMB were arrested with nine handmade bombs
and publications of the banned militant outfit at a hotel in Tongi
of Gazipur division of Dhaka. Intelligence officials of RAB said
the militants were closely linked to other JMB militants trying
to regroup on the outskirts of Dhaka to carry out subversive activities.
27: The Sylhet Divisional Speedy Trial
Tribunal started trial of seven accused militants belonged to JMB
in Habiganj serial blasts case in August 17, 2005. Of the accused,
JMB chief Maulana Saidur Rahman and his son Shamim, were produced
in the Court while Salah Uddin and Shafiqul Islam alias Nazim are
still at large.
6: Five militants of JMB arrested in Katiadi sub-district of Kishorganj
District in May 2010, were charge-sheeted in a case filed under
Anti-terrorism Act, and submitted the charge sheet to the District
and Sessions Judge's Court.
October 3: Dhaka
‘divisional chief’ and two ehsar (fulltime) members of JMB were
arrested in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka. The militants were
arrested with eight petrol bombs, 1.5 kilogram bomb-making materials,
two identity cards and some tools, said Commander M. Sohail, Legal
and Media Wing Chief of RAB.
In a draft report handed over to the Government, Financial Action
Task Force (FATF), the world's lone anti-money laundering organisation,
warned that Bangladesh faced a significant risk of money laundering
and some risk of terrorism financing. The report, inter alia, also
observed that some outfits designated by the UN as terrorist groups
like Al Haramain (Bangladesh Branch), Global Relief Foundation (GRF),
JMB and HuJI-B are active in Bangladesh, posing a serious threat
for the country. The report also said that JMB cadres have publicly
claimed of receiving funds from Saudi Arabia.
Police personnel arrested a German expatriate, identified as Faruk
Ahmed Aruj (53) for his alleged link with JMB from village Elangi
of Kotchandpur sub-district in Jhenaidah District. He had been staying
in Germany since 1985 and working there as a manager of a fast food
chain. He was produced in Court on September 15 and the Court granted
a three-day remand to quiz him.
6: Police arrested Moktar Hossain (35),
an active cadre of the JMB along with arms from a night coach
bus at Daulatdia ghat of Rajbari District.
Police said, acting on a tip-off, they conducted a drive at the
Dhaka bound night coach from Jessore District city at
about 2.00 A. M. and arrested Moktar Hossain along
with a US-made pistol, one bullet and two magazines.
31: A Nilphamari District court sentenced
nine militants of outlawed JMB to life term and 20 years' rigorous
imprisonment under Arms Act and Explosive Substances Act in two
separate cases. The RAB also recovered one locally made pipe gun,
a pipe gun firing pin, four bullets, power gel, detonators and different
electronics and bomb making materials from them. Later two cases
were filed against them on 7 February, 2006, one under Arms Act
and the other under Explosive Substances Act.
August 20: A close associate of
the executed JMB kingpin Bangla Bhai, identified as Sultan Miah
(26) was arrested in a drive by the Police in Mymensingh District.
Police said he is wanted in two cases. One of the cases was filed
under the arms Act with Muktagacha Police Station in 2009. Charge
sheets were pressed in both of the cases against Sultan, said duty
officer of the Police station Sub-Inspector Ziaul Haque.
August 19: RAB arrested a close
associate of the executed JMB second-in-command Bangla Bhai, identified
as Hemayet Uddin Himu, from Atrai sub-district in Naogaon District.
Hemayet Uddin Himu is a regional commander of JMB, the RAB sources
said. However, at a press conference at RAB-5 headquarters, Himu
disclosed that the Government supported the JMB in 2004. Police
and Government officials used to accompany Bangla Bhai's armed group
when he led operations for murder, torture and extortion in Naogaon,
Himu said. He also said Bangla Bhai and his militants used Government
vehicles while abducting people and taking them to camps for torture
or sending the corpses to hospitals or Police camps.
August 18: The JMB acting chief
Bhagne Shahid confessed his involvement in an attempt to kill professor
Humayun Azad in February 2004. Metropolitan Magistrate A.K.M. Emdadul
Haque recorded Shahid's confessional statement and ordered to send
him to jail. Mostafizur Rahman, inspector of CID and investigation
officer of the case, said Bhagne Shahid revealed another new name
involved in the attack.
August 16: A Nilphamari District
Court sentenced four militants of JMB to seven years rigorous imprisonment
in an Arms case. According to the Police, a case was filed with
Jaldhaka Police Station against the four under Arms Act. Charges
were pressed against them on January 17, 2009. After examining the
witnesses, Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ansar
Ali pronounced the verdict.
The SFs fear a backlash from JMB
despite detaining the top brass of the banned militant outfit in
recent months. The RAB and Police officials said the JMB is still
a concern for them as some dedicated operatives are active in the
organisation. Some of the militants have training on making high-powered
explosives like belt bombs.
August 10: A Dhaka court sentenced
the wife of executed JMB leader Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai
and two JMB cadres to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment each for possessing
explosive substances. The convicts are Fahima alias Farzana, Salahuddin
alias Saleheen and Asaduzzaman Chowdhury alias Panir.
Bogra District Judge
gave life sentence to five cadres of JMB for the 2005 Bogra serial
blasts. Bogra Additional District and Sessions Judge Nitai Chandra
Saha also fined the Islamist militants BDT 20,000 each in default
of which they will have to spend two more years behind bars.
August 9: Security
agencies have warned that cadres from the Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh
(JMB) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B) may have
infiltrated into India through the Northeastern States, particularly
Assam with the aim of sabotaging Independence Day celebrations in
New Delhi on August 15. JMB is currently on the run from Security
Forces (SFs) in Bangladesh.
August 3: A Dhaka court placed acting
chief of JMB Anwar Alam on a four-day remand in connection with
a case on an attempt on life of Prof. Humayun Azad. He was earlier
shown arrested in the case for his alleged involvement with an attempt
to kill Prof Humayun Azad.
July 25: Meanwhile,
two militants of JMB were jailed each for 20 years in a 2003 bomb
blast case by a Dinajpur District Court.
23: The detained JeI leaders Motiur Rahman Nizami, Ali Ahsan Muhammad
Mojahid and Delwar Hossain Sayedee were shown arrested in a case
filed against JMB leaders in connection with anti-state activities.
Detective Branch personnel prayed before the Metropolitan Magistrate's
Court seeking to show the top JeI leaders arrested.
21: The acting Chief of JMB Bhagne Shahid alias Nazmul was shown
arrested in connection with a case filed for making an attempt to
kill late Professor Humayun Azad on February 27, 2004. The order
came following a petition of CID Inspector Mostafizur Rahman, also
the investigation officer of the case, for showing Shahid arrested
in the case.
Dhaka court sent JMB chief Moulana Saidur Rahman to jail. He was
produced before it on completion of a three-day remand in a case
filed with Kadamtoli Police Station for subversive activities.
19: The detained JMB leaders Anwar Alam alias Bhagne Shahid and
Jamai Rafiq said that JMB is now without a chief and sura (Advisory)
committee. Detective Branch officials said, during interrogation
JMB acting Chief Bhagne Shahid claimed that the outfit has became
without a chief in the face of massive drives against JMB activities.
DB officials said they had placed Shahid face-to-face with detained
JMB chief Saidur Rahman during the interrogation.
18: Five arrested cadres of JMB confessed to their involvement in
serial blasts on August 17 in 2005 and other criminal acts before
a Gaibandha court under Section 164 on July 18.
July 18: During
an interrogation by the Detective Branch of Police, the detained
acting JMB chief Nazmul alias Bhange Shahid told interrogators that
he and executed JMB military commander Ataur Rahman Sunny were there
when JMB cadre stabbed eminent author Prof Humayun Azad in front
of Bangla Academy in February, 2004. Nazmul told interrogators that
they had also issued several death threats over telephone to Azad
to stop, what they claimed, his anti-Islamic writings and opinions.
July 16: The detained
JeI leaders Motiur Rahman Nizami, Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojahid and
Delwar Hossain Sayedee might soon be shown arrested in a case filed
in connection with the recovery of nine grenades from a JMB origin
den in Dhaka’s Kadamtoli area on June 24. A top official of the
Detective Branch of the Police said they would seek a court order
within a day or two to show the trio arrested in the case based
on JMB chief Saidur Rahman's information.
Police arrested Jalal Fakir, 30, a cadre of the JMB and an Imam
of Bogi Jame Mosque under Sharankhola sub-district of Bagerhat District
on charge of attempting to kill his wife Ayesha Akhter, 24. According
to police, Jalal attacked Ayesha as she protested his link with
JMB. Ayesha is now fighting for life at Khulna Medical College and
Hospital as she sustained serious head injuries.
July 15: JMB has
destroyed all the explosives it had in northern region, claimed
detained outfit leader Anwar Alam. Police suspect Anwar Alam alias
Nazmul alias Bhagne Shahid might have huge explosives and firearms
stashed in the region. Anwar, the acting JMB chief, told police
during an interrogation that they had announced northern region
as an area free from bomb-making factories, interrogators said.
July 14: The detained
acting chief of the JMB Anwar Alam disclosed to the investigators
that JMB has a hit list of 12 top political figures, mostly ruling
party leaders, to kill. "We've received a hit-list of 10 to 12 important
persons including top political figure. We're verifying the information…the
people on the list are very important in the Government and we don't
want to disclose their names without being absolutely sure," Superintendent
of Police of Bogra Humayun Kabir told.
The detained chief
of JMB and former Habiganj unit JeI ameer (chief) Saidur Rahman
disclosed the JMB link with JeI. He said that he took the help of
JMB as per the Jamaat ameer's directive. And Saidur differed with
the statement of JeI leader Nizami’s allegation saying that he was
never suspended from Jamaat. He said when his son AKM Shamim was
arrested on September 7 in 2005; he was present atHabiganj Jamaat
office and discussed the next course of action with the party leaders.
July 13: Three detained
JeI leaders were brought face to face with JMB chief Saidur Rahman
for interrogation at the Detective Branch office in Dhaka. The interrogators
were questioning them to see if Saidur's statements regarding the
"four-party alliance backing in militant activities" add
July 12: The Police
arrested the acting chief, Vagne Shahid alias Nazmul, and 10 other
cadres of the JMB from Bogra, Joypurhat and Gaibandha Districts.
Police also recovered huge amount of bomb-making materials, a revolver
and books on jihad from their possession. In a separate drive, Joypurhat
District Police arrested five cadres of the JMB from Panchbibi sub-district
while they were holding a meeting at a JMB member's house.
July 11: Chapainawabganj
District Police arrested a JMB cadre, Golam Rasul (52), at Shimulia
village under Atrai sub-district in Naogaon District.
July 7: A Dhaka court
sentenced two associates of Bangla Bhai, the executed second-in-command
of banned Islamist outfit JMB, to 37 years of rigorous imprisonment
each for possessing arms and ammunition. According to
the prosecution, a team of RAB arrested Bangla Bhai along
with Rouf and Chand Miah from a house at Rampura in Muktagachha of
Mymensingh District on March 6, 2006.
The Interrogators are
interrogating detained JeI trio Nizami, Mojahid and Sayedee on
the information divulged by detained JMB chief Saidur Rahman.
Saidur, former Jamaat Chief of Habiganj District, said
at least 25 Jamaat high-ranking field operatives are actively
involved with JMB and that Jamaat provides physical and
small arms trainings to its health department members.
July 3: The Police
interrogated two detained JeI leaders, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid
and Delwar Hossain Sayedee, keeping in view the JeI’s links with
the JMB. Sources said that Saidur told interrogators that there
are at least 25 JeI Rokan [highest position in the party's primary
level] members who are concurrently holding posts in JMB.
July 2: The Police
said that detained JeI Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid
would be brought face to face with JMB chief Saidur Rahman for interrogation
in connection with the killings of intellectuals in 1971, to verify
Saidur's claim that Mojahid had often boasted at JeI meetings that
he was one of the masterminds behind the brutal murders of the intellectuals.
June 24: The CID of
the Dinajpur District submitted two separate charge sheets to Joypurhat
Judicial Magistrate court against 60 JMB cadres in an arms loot
case in August 2003.
June 22: A Dhaka court
sentenced two leaders of JMB to 32 years' of rigorous imprisonment
for the serial bomb blasts on the Mymensingh court premises in August
June 5: The Detective
Branch of the Police arrested a top leader of the JMB identified
as Shahed bin Hafiz, from Dhaka’s Sabujbagh area. Shahed was a member
of the JMB's first Majlish-e-Shura (highest decision-making body).
"Shahed was appointed as one of the six shura members at a
meeting in which executed JMB chief Shaekh Abdur Rahman was appointed
as the amir," said DB Chief Rafiqul after primary interrogation.
June 1: The court
gave a five-day remand to JMB chief Maulana Saidur Rahman
and his two accomplices after they were produced before it on completion
of their six-day remand. The two others were Abdullahel Kafi and
his wife Ayesha Akhter. The couple told an
investigation officer (IO) that all their activities were running
under the leadership of its chief Saidur before his arrest.
May 31: A court
in Khulna District sentenced seven members of militant Islamist
outfit JMB to seven years rigorous imprisonment for their involvement
in the serial bomb blasts on August 17, 2005.
Rapid Action Battalion arrested five JMB cadres when were holding
a secret meeting beside a mosque at Chariakona in Katiadi sub-District
in Kishoreganj District. They were identified as Arif (25), Kamal
(25), Humayun Kabir (28), Mowlana Masud (30) and Mujahid (16).
Chapainawabganj, a court order to free a JMB cadre on bail was deferred
till June 23 after the Public Prosecutor filed a prayer to cancel
the order. He was identified as Yousuf Ali (25) of Shibnagar Kaithapara
under Shibganj sub-District in the District.
May 15: The
Police arrested a fugitive JMB cadre, Biplob, from his residence
at Jagodishpur Bariahati village under Nolganda sub-District in
Natore District. He was a close aide to Bangla Bhai and was sentenced
to 18 years' imprisonment in an arms case. Police said he was also
wanted in a number of criminal cases, including two for murder.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Noldanga Police Station Obaidul Haq said
Biplob was earlier sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in an arms
case. Besides, two cases were filed against him with Baghmara and
Noldanga police stations for killing two people in 2004, the OC
May 10: RAB arrested
two JMB militants in Mymensingh. They were identified
as Mohammed Abdul Hannan (23) and Mohammed Tuel (25).
3: Police arrested two JMB militants, A.T.M. Ali (50) and his son
Jamal Uddin (26), at Shafikpur of Raninagar sub-district of Naogaon
District. They were close associates of Siddique ul-Islam alias
April 22: Police arrested a JMB
cadre, Hamidul Haque Babu (38), from Bamonitola village of Atrai
upazila (sub-district) in the Chapainawabganj District.
April 13: A
Habiganj court, deferred charge-framing against seven JMB cadres
in four of the five cases for serial blasts in Habiganj town as
one of the militants, Salah Uddin aliasSalehin of the
banned outfit could not be produced before the court from Kashimpur
February 3: At
least 12 more former cadres of the JMB, hiding in Uttara and Gazipur
in Dhaka, are suspected to have been on the hit list of the Islamist
February 1: JMB
cadres stabbed a former JMB operative, Rashidul Islam, to death
in the Uttara Khan area of Dhaka.
January 28: A court in Rajshahi
District sentenced two JMB militants to death for killing Rajshahi
University teacher Muhammad Yunus in 2005.
January 5: Members of the RAB arrested
an ehsar (full time member) of JMB, identified
as Yousuf Ali from Shibganj sub district in the Chapai Nawabganj
December 15: Three
JMB cadres, including its Chittagong divisional ‘commander’ Javed
Iqbal, were sentenced to imprisonment in Chittagong in a case under
Explosive Substances Act.
November 22: A JMB
militant, identified as Golam Mostafa alias Manik, was arrested
in front of Panchagarh Sadar Hospital in Thakurgaon District. Police
said Golam Mostafa was involved in a serial blast in Nilphamari
on August 17, 2005 and is wanted in a case filed with Nilphamari
Sadar Police Station in this connection.An Afghan war veteran, identified
as Abu Motaleb alias Matu alias Majnu, was arrested by the Police
from the Motijheel area of capital Dhaka following information from
arrested Pakistani nationals and LeT militants Mohammad Ashraf Ali
Zahid and Syed AbdulKaiyum alias Sufian and Mohammad Monwar.
November 21: Police
arrested 14 JMB militants from a house near the District truck terminal
in Jhenidah District. From the house, owned by a primary school
teacher Malek Joarder, Police also recovered nine mobile phone sets,
copies of Quran and Bible, Islamic booklets and a copy of the first
information report of the August 21 grenade attack on Awami League
November 4: The
RAB personnel arrested two JMB militants, identified as Shimul and
Sultan, along with two pistols at Jessore-Benapole road in the Sharsha
sub-district of Jessore District.
November 1: A RAB
team arrested the second wife of the chief of the JMB and his sister-in-law
from their rented house at Mayakanon area under Sabujbagh Police
Station in capital Dhaka, though the JMB Chief managed to escape.
October 28: Police
arrested six JMB militants during a raid at a JMB leader's house
under Raninagar sub-district in the Naogaon District.
A Bogra District
court sentenced five JMB militants to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment
in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act. The court also
fined them BNR 20000 each and if they failed to pay this amount,
they will have to serve two more years in jail.
October 27: With
the help of Bandarban sub-division Police, the Naikkhangchhari Police
arrested four JMB militants from two hotels in the town. The arrestees
were identified as M. Afsar Selim, Shahidul Islam, Abul Bashar and
October 26 : RAB
arrested six JMB militants, including two majlish-e-shura (the highest
decision-making body) members and neutralised their hideouts in
Narayanganj, Jamalpur, and Bagerhat Districts. The two top leaders,
identified as Mehedi Hasan alias Abeer, who was in charge of JMB's
Khulna division, and Zahirul Islam alias Zahid alias Badal, who
was in charge of Dhaka division (north), were arrested from a house
at Borpa of Rupganj area in Narayanganj District. Separately, following
up on information provided by the two arrestees, the RAB launched
operations at different places in Jamalpur District and arrested
Hasan Sheikh, anehsar (full-time worker) member who was in charge
of Jamalpur District, and gayre ehsar members Abdul Mazed and Akhtaruzzaman
alias Shuruz Master, along with four Compact Discs and some books
on jihad. Further, RAB personnel also arrested an ehsar member,
who was also in charge of Bagerhat District, identified as Akbar
alias Al Amin, from Mollahr Hat area in the same District.
In a joint operation
by the RAB and Police, two more JMB militants, identified as Akbar
Ali Munshi and Daud Hossain Sheikh, were arrested at Gaola Union
in the Bagerhat District.
October 20: The
Matiranga Police arrested a suspected JMB militant, identified as
Mohammad Shamsu Mia, from Shantipur area in the Khagrachari District.
A court in Chittagong
District sentenced five JMB militants to eight years' rigorous imprisonment
each in the August 17, 2005 serial bomb blast case filed in Cox's
Bazaar after hearing 24 witnesses.
October 19: Three
JMB militants were produced in a court in the Khagrachhari District
and sent to jail after a scheduled hearing. The three JMB militants
were identified as second in command of Chittagong division Mohammad
Abdur Rahim alias Zahid alias Saifullah
(25), DelwarHossain (40), and Mohammad Yunus Miah (20).
October 12: A
court in Netrakona sentenced three JMB militants to 39 years
Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) each for bombing in the town on August
17, 2005. The convicts were identified as Kawser Ahmed alias Yunus, Kawser Alam
Sumon and Amanullah. Netrakona Additional District and
Sessions Judge Ekramul Haque Chowdhury also
fined them BNR 20,000 each, in default, to suffer one year RI more.
October 11: A
court in Chittagong District sentenced four JMB militants
to five years rigorous imprisonment each in an explosives case filed
with the Cox's Bazaar Police Station. The convicts were identified
as JMB Chittagong divisional chief Javed Iqbal alias Mohammad,
explosives expert Zahidul Islam alias Boma Mizan, Ayub Ali alias Abu
Jar and Naimuzzaman alias Shohag. Judge Shafiqul Karim of
the Chittagong Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal also penalised
each with a fine of BNR 5000 in default of which they will have
to serve another year's imprisonment. With this verdict, the JMB Chittagong ‘divisional
chief’ Mohammad has so far been awarded 229 years' imprisonment.
October 5: Five
JMB militants were sententenced to 14 years Rigorous Imprisonment
in a case under the Explosive Substances Act in Kishoreganj District.
According to the prosecution, a team of RAB personnel raided Satuta village
on July 17, 2007 and arrested Dwin Islam, Harun,
Hannan and Hussain along with 15 home-made grenades and six packets
of power gel. The RAB subsequently arrested Shafiqul, the ‘regional
commander’ of the JMB, in Mymensingh.
25 other JMB
militants, including three capital punishment awardees, were produced
before four courts in Mymensingh District.They were produced
before the courts for hearing and taking deposition of witnesses
in 14 separate cases, including series bomb blasts, in Mymensingh.
Hearing and taking deposition of witnesses were held in 14 cases,
court sources said. Later, the courts sent the accused to jail.
In follow-up operations, the RAB arrested four other JMB cadres,
identified as Delwar Hossain alias Sajib (32), and Yunus Ali alias
Yunus (20), at Shantipur, Delwar Hossain Dulal (23), in Gazipur
and Monir alias Ripon (25) in Comilla. Rahim said he, Naim and Majlish-e-Shura
member Osman alias Shahid had planned an attack on BNP Chairperson
Khaleda Zia during her election campaign in Comilla in 2008. At
the briefing, RAB's Additional Director General (ADG) Colonel Mizanur
Rahman Khan said, "It took us around eight months of intelligence
work to trace the camp in deep forest." He said that the camp, which
has three earthen and tin-shed rooms, was not complete for training
yet. Rahimwas building it on four acres of land purchased in the
name of farming. Sajib, one of the arrestees, who owns a poultry
farm in the area, had helped in the purchase.
RAB neutralised a training camp of the JMB in a forested remote
hill area at Matiranga in Khagrachhari District. During the raid,
the RAB personnel arrested Abdur Rahim alias Saifullah, ‘second-in-command’
of the JMB in Chittagong division, and recovered powdered explosives,
14 grenade casings, 20 detonators, 49 books on jihad, 27
batteries and around 1 kilogram barbed wire.
September 24: RAB-7 arrested three
persons at Shantipur under Matiranga sub district of the Khagrachhari
District for their suspected involvement with the militant outfit
JMB. The arrestees were identified as Mohammad Delwar Hossain (40),
his associate Mohammad Zahid (25) of Comilla, and Mohammad Yunus
Miah (18). Locals said that Delwar came to Shantipur from Kishoreganj
about 18 months earlier and started poultry business renting a shop
from Saru Miah. Zahid often used to visit him there.
September 13: Police pressed charges
against six militants, including two top leaders of Islam-o-Muslim
(IoM), the new JMB offshoot, revealing that they were raising the
secret outfit and accumulating small weaponry from India to kill
opponents of the JMB, Daily Star reported. Police
submitted the charge sheet to the third court of judicial magistrate
against the accused Abdur Rahim alias Shahadat,
32, chief of IoM and former JMB's Rajshahi ‘regional commander’,
and Selim alias Saifullah alias Harun
Mistri, 26, chief ‘military commander’ and mastermind of the outfit,
former JMB's military commander Abdul Momin and Abdur Rakib alias Sumon,
28, of Chapainwabganj, Jalal Uddin alias Sagor,
38, of Naogaon and Hafez Sajedur Rahman alias Hanif
of Bagmara. Sub-Inspector Babul Akhtar of Bagmara Police Station
has been investigating the activities of IoM for the last three
months and charged them under sections 8, 9 and 10 of Anti-terrorism
Ordinance 2008. According to the charges, Selim and his brother-in-law
Rafikul alias Jahangir were involved with the JMB
as they both were the disciples of the slain JMB leader Siddikul
Islam Bangla Bhai. Rofikul reportedly maintained a JMB fund of BNR
170000 following the execution of its chief Shaikh Abdur Rahman,
Bangla Bhai and five other top cadres.
September 9: Police arrested a JMB
militant, identified as Abdul Hakim (20), son of Zahirul Islam of
Gobindapur village under Shaghata sub-district in the Gaibandha,
from Barabari Chowdhurypara under Pirganj sub-district in the Thakurgaon
District. Officer in-Charge (OIC) of the Pirganj Police Station
said that Dhaka Metropolitan Police came to the District and raided
one Moktarul Alam's house at Barabari Chowdhurypara at about 1:00am
(BST) and arrested Abdul Hakim and Moktarul Islam. After interrogation,
Police freed Moktarul and arrested Abdul Hakim.
A court in Sherpur sentenced six cadres of the JMB outfit to life
imprisonment for their involvement in serial bomb blasts in Sherpur
town on August 17, 2005. The convicts were identified as JMB's Dhaka
‘divisional commander’ Salahuddin alias Salehin, JMB's Sherpur ‘district
commander’ Mujahidul Islam Sumon, and JMB cadres Rafiqul Islam,
Abdul Mannan alias Paru Miah, Nazmul Islam alias Roman and Mostafizur
Rahman alias Linkon. The court acquitted another accused, Humayun
Kabir Shawkat, as charges brought against him were not proved.
August 16: The Divisional Speedy
Trial Tribunal in Chittagong on August 16 sentenced the Chittagong
divisional chief of the JMB, Javed Iqbal alias Mohammad, and one
of his aides to 10-years rigorous Imprisonment in the August 17,
2005 Jhenidah serial bomb blasts case. Javed also faces a few more
cases in the Chittagong Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal that has
already awarded him a total of 195 years of imprisonment in several
cases, said Public Prosecutor Ayub Khan.
August 5: The arrested JMB militant,
Zahidul Islam Sumon alias Boma, revealed before the RAB that the
outfit had planned to assassinate either Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
or former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in its failed bid to foil the
ninth parliamentary elections in December 2008. Boma was arrested
from Mirpur in the capital Dhaka on May 14. Boma also told the interrogators
that they had hired about a dozen JMB cadres from India to execute
the plan. Boma also admitted that the JMB has a network in West
Bengal in India which is weakening gradually. Boma also told the
investigators that he used to communicate with Saif, a significant
contact person in West Bengal, over phone. Saif, who still works
for the JMB in India, is responsible for conducting Dawati (invitation
to embrace same ideology) activities to recruit cadres for the Indian
chapter. The RAB investigator said, "We had information that Sheikh
Hasina and Khaleda Zia might come under attack at their grand election
rallies at Paltan. That's why the authorities provided them with
bullet-proof lecture stand to ensure their security."
July 26: A court in Sherpur District
sentenced two JMB leaders and their three accomplices to life imprisonment
for looting a local Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)
office in 2003. The convicts were identified as JMB Dhaka divisional
north unit commander Salahuddin alias Salehin and Sherpur District
commander Mujahidul Islam Sumon and their accomplices Hasmat Ali,
Kalu and Kashem Ali. The court, however, acquitted seven other accused
as allegations brought against them could not be proved.
A suspected JMB cadre was arrested
along with two Islamic books in front of the S M Hall of Dhaka University.
He was identified as Mamun, who hails from Chandpur District. Police
said residents of the dormitory caught Mamun at about 10:00pm while
he was "moving suspiciously" on the campus. He was reportedly handed
over to Police and later taken to the Shahbagh Police Station for
July 21: The Satkhira District Police
arrested a fugitive militant of the banned Islamist outfit JMB,
identified as Montaz Ali alias Momtaz, from a shrimp enclosure at
Sarulia village in Tala Sub District. Momtaz, son of Fazar Ali of
village Kharibila, is an accused in the charge-sheet filed for August
17, 2005 serial bomb blast case.
July 19: Rajshahi Police arrested
Belal Hossain, an aide to JMB executed leader Siddiqul Islam Bangla
Bhai, from Raninagar in Naogaon area. Belal was reportedly on the
run for a long time. The Superintendent of Police in Naogaon said
Belal faces several extortion cases and had been arrested twice
July 17 : The Detective Branch (DB)
of Police arrested a listed cadre of banned Islamist militant outfit
JMB from a house at Rasulpur in the Satkhira District town. The
arrestee was identified as Hasanuzzaman Hasan, son of Maulana Mahfuzur
Rahman of Tengra Bhabanipur village in Sadar Sub-District. DB sources
said that Hasan went into hiding soon after the August 17 serial
bomb blasts in 2005 and recently, he came to the area. Talking to
journalists, Hasan said he was an active JMB cadre but later he
left the outfit as his father had asked him to cut off all relations
July 15: The RAB arrested four militants
of the banned Islamist outfit JMB at Rupnagar, Kanchpur in Narayanganj
and in Jamalpur area of the capital Dhaka during the last three
days. The RAB personnel also recovered 38 shells of grenades and
a large number of books on jihad. The arrestees were identified
as Ehsar (full time cadres) Kurri Mohammad Saidur Rahman and Mohammad
Akkas Ali alias Akash (25) of Muktagachha in Mymensingh District,
Gayeri Ehsar (part time cadres) Mohammad Rokanuzzaman of Jamalpur
and member Mohammad Saidur Miah of Jamalpur. RAB officials said
the militants were preparing to launch grenade attacks. They also
said that some of the JMB cadres have been trying to organise a
separate JMB platform called Islam O Muslim.
July 13: Three suspected JMB militants
were arrested from a house at Akur Takurpara locality in Tangail
town. The arrested militants were identified as Abdur Rouf (20)
of Roumari in Kurigram and Mahbub Hasan (18) of Bhuapur in Tangail.
Books on Jihad were recovered from their possession. Police also
arrested the house owner Abdur Rahman, 30, for his alleged links
with the suspected JMB cadres.
RAB personnel recovered
two bombs from the residence of JMB ehsar (full-time cadre) Abu
Musa alias Ali Hossain (40) at West Tootpara in Khulna District.
RAB personnel had arrested Musa and another ehsar Abdus Salam near
Khulna City College on July 7. Police sources said the bombs were
recovered following confessional statement of Musa during interrogation
July 2: Daily Star reported that
the Special Branch (SB) of Police in Gazipur arrested Abdur Rahim
alias Shahadat, the chief organiser of "Islam and Muslim", a new
offshoot of the JMB on an unspecified date.
June 30: The Naogaon Detective Branch
(DB) of Police arrested Shariatullah Simar, one of the top associates
of JMB's executed leader Siddikul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, from
Baludanga Bus Stand in Naogaon District town. 42-year old Simar,
as the in-charge of Bangla Bhai's torture camp at Bheti Madrassa
in Naogaon in 2004, was involved in a number of killings and incidents
of torture. Bangla Bhai's gang led by Simar killed development worker
Ziaul Haq Zia of Abadpukur in Raninagar at Bheti camp on November
13, 2004. A gang led by Simar had also killed Idris Ali Khejur in
June 24: Amir Ali of Maddha Jhina
village in Rajshahi District, a victim of the torture campaign of
the JMB lodged a case against 38 JMB cadres in Rajshahi. Among the
JMB militants against whom case was filed were 'advisers' of the
outfit, Lutfar Rahman, Abdus Sattar and Mahtab Khamaru, and cadres
Mostafizur Rahman, Mamunur Rashid, Morshed and Enamul Haque. Armed
JMB cadres had abducted Amir Ali on April 7, 2004 and looted his
house. Amir had to subsequently pay Taka 35,000 for his release.
June 23: A JMB cadre, identified
as Shafiqul Islam, arrested from a rented house at Dashara village
in the Manikganj District on June 14 provided his interrogators
information about the Islamist outfit Allahr Dal. He said many of
the Allahr Dal cadres are currently active in Manikganj. After the
arrest of the outfit's chief Matin Mehdi, Ibrahim Ahmed Hero of
Pabna is now heading the Allar Dal. He further claimed that the
outfit does not engage in criminal activity, but merely tries to
convince people to follow the Holy Quran. Police sources subsequently
confirmed that more than 20 cadres of the Allahr Dal are active
June 21: RAB personnel arrested
Emranul Haque alias Rajib, chief of the information technology (IT)
wing of the JMB, from his residence in the Pallabi area of national
capital Dhaka. Another JMB ehsar (full-time member), Abu Bakar Siddiqui
alias Abu Hanif, was also arrested with Emranul Haque. Five detonators,
two casings of grenade, one high resolution binocular, one laptop,
a number of jihadi books and some bomb-making materials were also
seized during the raid.
June 21: JMB's Gayre Ehsar (part-time)
members Mohammad Saiful Islam (28) and Shirin Shapla (18), wife
of another detained JMB 'Ehsar' member David, were arrested from
Muktagaccha in the Mymensingh District.
June 21: An unidentified senior
RAB official told Daily Star that some key JMB members, wanted in
the list of law enforcement agencies, are now staying in Pakistan
for taking military trainings or joining any militant group in that
country. He said that RAB has information about at least two full-time
JMB cadres who have been staying in Pakistan for the last three
June 20: RAB personnel arrested
a suspected JMB militant from the remote Binnakure village in the
Muktagacha Sub-District of Mymensingh District. The arrested militant
was identified as Hazrat Ali (26), who the Police described as a
convict absconding in a "JMB connected case".
June 20: A JMB gayeri ehsar (part-time
member) said in an interview that the militant group had taken part
in the Kansat movement in Shibganj Sub-District of Chapainawabganj
District in April 2006 because they felt betrayed by the then BNP-led
coalition Government. He said 500 local JMB full-time and part-time
members took part in the movement to destroy Government property
and set alight several Government cars.
June 17: Police arrested two JMB
cadres from two villages of Chapainawabganj District and recovered
two locally made guns, one revolver and four rounds of bullets.
The duo were identified as Sumon Ali (24) of Shibnagar village under
Shibganj Sub-District and Rabiul Islam (22) of Mushribhuza village
under Bholahat Sub-District.
June 17: Quoting Police sources
Daily Star reported that JMB militants have started regrouping in
the remote villages of four Sub-Districts in Chapainawabganj. Police
sources said JMB cadres who had fled their localities during the
crackdown after the August 17 serial bomb blasts in 2005 have returned
to their areas in Shibganj, Bholahat, Gomostapur and Sadar Sub-Districts
and are currently trying to recruit new cadres.
June 14: Police arrested a JMB militant
at Kharagpur village at Shibganj in the Chapainawabganj District.
A shutter gun, five rounds of bullets and four Islamic books were
recovered from the arrested militant Abdul Mobin.
June 14: Manikganj District Police
arrested a JMB militant from a rented house at Dashara village.
He was identified as Shafiqul Islam (26) of Salam Bepari of Moamari
village under Nageswari Police station in the Kurigram District.
Shafiqul said that he came to the village to spread the JMB ideology
and recruit cadres about six months ago. Initially he was sheltered
by a leader of the Manikganj District unit Jamaat-e-Islami at Bewtha
and later he rented the house at Dashara.
June 11: A Chittagong court sentenced
three JMB militants to imprisonment in connection with the serial
bomb blasts at Bakolia on August 17, 2005. The convicts were identified
as Javed Iqbal alias Mohammad, the JMB 'divisional commander' in
Chittagong, Jahid alias Delwar and Arshadul Alam. Javed and Jahid
were awarded 10 years imprisonment each while Arshadul was jailed
for five years.
May 18: Four suspected JMB cadres,
arrested earlier on May 17 night, were sent to jail by a court in
May 18: JMB's explosives expert
'Boma' Mizan told his interrogators that the outfit had close links
with Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO), an insurgent group
in the Arakan state of Myanmar. RAB interrogators told that Mizan
and some other JMB operatives received training from RSO arms experts
in a camp near Myanmar border in 2002. In exchange for the firearms
lessons, JMB trained Rohingyas to manufacture improvised explosive
devices (IEDs). Mizan also told that the HuJI-B too had strong linkages
with the RSO.
May 15: RAB personnel neutralised
a mini-munitions factory of the JMB from East Monipur in national
capital Dhaka's Mirpur locality and recovered a huge cache of bombs
and bomb-making materials. The raid was carried out following information
obtained from detained JMB explosives expert 'Boma Mizan' and his
wife Sharmin, who had been arrested on May 14. The recovered items
included 11 bombs, a pistol, and a huge stash of chemical residues,
plastic explosives, grenade casings, fuses and detonators. The RAB
sources said that the seized materials could be used to make at
least 1,000 bombs.
May 14: RAB personnel arrested 'Boma
Mizan', described as the explosives expert of the JMB from a house
at Taltola in national capital Dhaka's Mirpur area. Mizan's wife
attempted to evade arrest by exploding a bomb which critically injured
her and two of her children. Around 100 RAB personnel including
top-ranking officers participated in the raid. A pistol, two bombs,
two grenades, several rounds of ammunition, and bomb-making materials
were recovered from the house. According to RAB sources, Mizan was
involved in the countrywide serial blasts on August 17, 2005.
May 11: Altaf Hossain Master (42),
a fugitive JMB cadre, was arrested at his house at Konopara in the
Bagmara Sub-District of Rajshahi District.
May 10: Police arrested a JMB ehsar
(full time) cadre, identified as Mohammad Yunus (32), at Basail
Sub-District. Police sources said Yunus had been absconding since
the country-wide serial bomb blasts on August 17, 2005. He was involved
in arms loot and assault on Police in Joypurhat, bomb blasts at
four cinema halls in Mymensingh, and bomb blast on Netrakona Udichhi
(a cultural centre) premises.
May 10: Yunus Ali (32), a JMB coordinator
for the greater Mymensingh District, was arrested at his uncle's
house at Habla Dakkhin Para village in the Basail Sub-District of
Tangail District. He had been absconding since the serial bomb blasts
across the country on August 17, 2005.
April 29: A suspected suicide squad
member of the JMB, identified as Sheikh Shahjahan (43), was arrested
at national capital Dhaka's Shyampur locality. Police sources said
he was a charge-sheet-accused in the case filed in connection with
a bomb blast at the JMB leader Rifat's house in Sylhet Kotwali on
September 26, 2001.
April 29: Abed Ali, a victim of
JMB's torture campaign in 2004, filed a case against approximately
70 people, including two former ministers and a parliamentarian
belonging to the BNP, with a court in the Bagmara Sub-District of
Rajshahi District. The BNP leaders have been identified as former
Post and Telecommunication Minister Aminul Haque, former Deputy
Minister Ruhul Kuddus Talukhdar Dulu and former parliamentarian
Nadim Mostafa. Abed Ali had been maimed by the JMB militants after
he refused to pay them extortion money.
April 26: Police arrested a suspected
JMB cadre at Ukilpara Mahalla in the Nagaon town. The arrested militant,
Abdul Gaffer was described as a close accomplice of Bangla Bhai,
the executed leader of the outfit. Police sources said that the
arrested militant had established a torture camp at his house at
the behest of Bangla Bhai in 2004.
April 20: Six suspected JMB militants,
including two women, were arrested from Jamalpur town. A joint team
of the RAB personnel and Police raided a house at Phulbaria Munshipara
and arrested Abdus Salam (25) of Daspara in Tangail District, Mizanur
Rahman (21) of Gopinathpur in Jamalpur, Mohammad Zakaria (28) of
Krishnapur in Sherpur, Rabeya Begum (23), Tareque Mostafa Masum
(29) and Syeda Halima Yasmeen (age not specified) of Moghbazar in
capital Dhaka. The militants had rented the ground floor of the
three-storey house at Munshipara around one and a half months ago.
April 19: A JMB regional leader
was arrested from a remote village on the bank of Teesta river in
the Jaldhaka Sub-District of Nilaphamari District. The arrested
militant, identified as Moshiur Rahman (38) of Purba Balagram village,
had reportedly gone into hiding four months ago. Police recovered
Jihadi books, leaflets and other materials from his possession.
April 16: A JMB cadre, identified
as Satkhira, who was arrested on April 13 from his house at village
Kushkhali in Sadar sub-District, was remanded to five-day Police
April 15: Police arrested a JMB
cadre from Shahebganj Bazaar in the Naogaon District. He was identified
as Hamidur Rahman (46), a close aide of the executed JMB leader
Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai. The militant was returning home
from his hideout when he was arrested.
April 15: RAB personnel arrested
a JMB cadre, identified as Bipul Ahmed, from Rajshahi city. RAB
sources described him also as an accomplice of Bangla Bhai.
April 14: Three suspected JMB militants
were arrested along with 50 jihadi publications, including books
written by militant leader and Ahle Hadith Andolan Bangladesh (AHAB)
chief Asadullah Al Galib, in Naogaon District. The trio were identified
as Abdul Karim, a bakery employee, Shahadat Ali, a tailor, and Hafez
Faruk Hossain, a teacher at the Shikarpur Hafezia madrassa. According
to Police sources, the three militants are also members of the Jamaat-e-Islami
(JeI) and Abdul Karim was reportedly the president of Shikarpur
union of JeI in Sadar sub-District in Naogaon. The trio is reported
to have confessed to having links with the outlawed militant outfit
JMB under JeI cover, adding, the three were plotting to carry out
subversive activities on Pahela Baishakh (the New Year).
April 13: Police arrested two suspected
JMB cadres from Boiragibagh in Dullah union of Muktagachha Sub-District
in Mymensingh. Two pistols along with five rounds of bullets were
recovered from the possession of the arrested militants. The arrested
were identified as Russel (28) of Dhaliman village in Trishal of
Mymensingh and Fazlur Rahman (30) of Mir Kumini village of Tangail.
April 12: In a pre-dawn raid, the
RAB personnel arrested eight JMB militants from the Khilkhet area
of national capital Dhaka. Three of the arrested, identified as
Abu Sayeed alias Parvez, Yusuf Al Asadullah Bin Wahidullah of Bogra
and Sumon alias Abdullah of Narayanganj, were trained to be suicide
bombers. One of the other arrested was identified as Abdul Matin
alias Zakir of Munshiganj, brother of Salahuddin, a JMB Majlish-e-Shura
(the highest policy-making body) member who is on death row. Matin
has been trying to reorganise the JMB, RAB sources added. The recovered
items from the JMB cadres included 10,000 lithium batteries, ten
detonators, and five packets of high power gel explosives besides
CDs, audiotapes, computer accessories and manuals, and books and
leaflets on jihad.
April 7: Daily Star reported that
35 out of the 50 'most-wanted' JMB cadres are still active in four
northern Districts of the country- Nilphamari, Rangpur, Dinajpur
and Lalmonirhat. Police had arrested 15 cadres in the last four
months. Police sources said that three special teams have been formed
to arrest the militants.
March 29: Police arrested a JMB
militant from Baje Goalkandi village in Bagmara sub-district of
Rajshahi. Police sources said that the militant, identified as Fazlur
Rahman (28) was arrested from his house on his return from Maldives
where he had fled to evade arrest. Police further said that the
arrested militant had previously functioned as a aide to executed
JMB leader Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai and is an accused in
several cases for alleged torture on opponents.
March 29: Police submitted charge
sheets in three cases in connection with the seizure of explosive
materials from the JMB operatives and detonation of an explosive
at Gazipur District Police Chief's office.
March 25: A bomb was recovered at
a venue of the Independence Day programme in Sarwarzan Pilot High
School ground in the Bamna sub-district of Barguna District. The
bomb was hidden under the dais erected for the programme. Police
sources said two pieces of electric cable, two pencil batteries,
capacitor of an electric fan were found wrapped with red tape along
with the bomb and 'JMB Bomb' was inscribed on it.
March 22: The first court of Rajshahi
Divisional Special Judge sentenced seven militants of the banned
JMB for life in connection with the August 17, 2005 serial bomb
blast case filed with the Motihar Police Station. The convicts were
identified as JMB's regional ammunition supplier Torikul Islam,
Rajshahi District commander Shafiullah Tarek Kalam, and a zonal
JMB commander Abu Isa alias Enamul Haque Mithu, Hasan Ali Ekhwan,
Jahangir Alam Abidur and Arif alias Alal. Sheikh Enamul Haq Moni,
a supporter of militant leader Asadullah Al Galib, was convicted
in absentia. He commanded the JMB's western zone in Rajshahi till
2006 in the guise of a journalist. JMB militants had orchestrated
500 synchronised blasts across the country except in one District.
March 22: Police arrested two persons,
identified as 28 year-old Jahangir Hossain Mukul, a resident of
Avoynagar Sub District in Jessore District, and 39-year old Abul
Kashem, a resident of Berabalki village in Mymensingh District,
from Katia Uttarpara of Satkhira town, for their alleged links with
March 21: Police recovered 19 brochures
and some leaflets of the JMB from Hotel Al- Baraka in Khulna city.
March 14: Daily Star reported that
the JMB cadres are carrying out their organisational activities
from makeshift camps in different char (riverine) areas and remote
villages in Sirajganj and adjoining Districts. Quoting intelligence
sources the report further said that the outfit has been recruiting
new cadres and training them in make shift camps set up in these
areas. Several such camps have come up the remote areas of Sirajganj,
Bogra, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Panchagarh, Lalmonirhat, Joypurhat,
Natore, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Pabna, Kurigram, Thakurgaon,
Naogaon and Nilphamari Districts.
March 12: Immigration police arrested
a suspected JMB cadre, identified as Moulana Munsur Alam (45) from
the international border between India and Bangladesh at Benapole
in the Jessore District. Police sources said that the arrested person
was returning from India after five months. An Indian mobile SIM
card was recovered from the arrested cadre. He apparently had visited
India with a one-month visa and had then stayed illegally in different
February 24: RAB personnel arrested
eight suspected JMB militants from four villages - Rampur, Bairaghibag,
Goyeshpur and Dullah Chanpur in the Muktagachha Sub-District of
Mymensingh District - on February 24. They were identified as M.
Anadul Haque, M. Abdul Barek and M. Abdul Mannan of Rampur village,
Mohammad Murtaza and M. Saiful Islam of Bairaghibag village, Quari
M. Saidur Rahman and Mohammad of Goyeshpur village and M. Nazrul
Islam of Dullah Chanpur village. They were interrogated at the RAB
office where they confessed to their involvement in militant activities.
February 20: The Chief Judicial
Magistrate's Court in Gazipur placed four JMB cadres on a 10-day
remand. The militants, Nasrin Akhter, Zahid, Masud and Atique, had
been arrested along with three grenades, bomb-making material and
books on jihad from a house in East Kalomeshwar village on February
February 20: A court in Jamalpur
placed three arrested JMB cadres on a seven-day remand. The militants,
Abdullahel Kafi, Mehedi Iqbal Ripon and Shamsul Haq, had been arrested
on February 14 in Jamalpur town.
February 20: A JMB cadre in handcuffs
exploded an improvised grenade at the office of the Superintendent
of Police (SP) in Gazipur, injuring at least 13 persons, including
nine Policemen and three journalists. The blast occurred at around
4:30pm when four JMB cadres, including three women, were being paraded
before the media. The SP in Gazipur, Abdul Baten, said Mamun alias
Zahid, the male arrestee, flung himself on the recovered grenades
on display and later hurled the grenade at the Police and journalists
present. The Police had arrested them six hours earlier and recovered
five grenades and a cache of bomb-making material at Tongi.
February 19: A Rajshahi court framed
charges against eight JMB cadres in the Rajshahi University (RU)
Professor Muhammad Yunus's murder case. The accused include Shafiullah
Tarek (a follower of militant leader Asadullah Al Galib) and Shahidullah
Mahbub (husband of the executed JMB leader Bangla Bhai's niece).
Both of them were the mastermind behind the murder, according to
the charge sheet. The other accused are JMB's regional commanders,
Abu Isa Enamul and Golamur Rahman Mostafa, an adherent of Galib's
Ahle Hadith Jubo Shangha, militants Abul Kashem Tufan, Abdul Matin,
Abdur Rahman Arif and Mojibur Rahman.
February 18: The Nilphamari Police
arrested a JMB militant, identified as Mashiur Rahman, an assistant
teacher of the local Rahmania madrassa, from a village in the Jaldhaka
sub-district. A large number of Jihadi books, leaflets and important
letters were recovered from Mashiur's possession. He was arrested
on the basis of information provided by 13 JMB militants arrested
in Nilphamari, Rangpur and Lalmonirhat Districts during the last
two months, the Jaldhaka Police Station Officer-in-Charge, said.
January 20: The Divisional Speedy
Trial Tribunal in Chittagong sentenced Javed Iqbal alias Mohammad,
JMB's divisional chief, to 10 years' imprisonment for his involvement
in the August 17, 2005 serial blasts case. Javed was also fined
Taka 5000. Three explosions had occurred on August 17, 2005 in Chittagong's
Bahodderhat, Muradpur intersection and OR Nizam Road areas.
January 3: JMB threatened to blow
up Jessore District School and Government Momin Girls' High School
located in Jessore town on the day of their admission tests on January
7. Letters to this effect, posted from Sharsa sub-district of Jessore
District were sent to the headmasters of both schools. Both the
letters bore the signature of one Abdul Wahab who identified himself
as a JMB cadre in Sharsa. The letters asked the headmasters to introduce
Islamic education and compel students to wear dresses according
January 1: Two JMB cadres identified
as Abdul Hye alias Masud and Khorshed Alam, who were arrested along
with 28 grenades on December 30, were remanded to seven-day Police
December 25: Eight JMB
militants were arrested along with a large cache of explosives in
the northern Gaibandha area, about 300km north of capital Dhaka.
Officials seized grenades, explosives, batteries and books on jihad,
District Police chief S. M. Muniruzzaman said. The raids come ahead
of national elections due to take place on December 29.
December 17: Barisal Metropolitan
Police (BMP) in a pre-dawn drive arrested a fugitive JMB cadre from
Savar in national capital Dhaka. The arrested militant Abdur Rahim
(45), a native of Nayakanda area in Barisal district, has earlier
been sentenced to 64 years imprisonment for his involvement in 12
cases, including the serial bombings on August 17, 2005.
December 14: Leaflets and a CD sent
by the JMB reached the Thakurgaon District Krishak League (association
of farmers) leader Advocate Mojibar Rahman by mail. In the leaflet,
JMB criticised concepts of democracy, secularism, nationalism, socialism
and capitalism and the judicial system and called on the people
to participate in Jihad to establish Islamic rule. The leaflets
and the CD were handed over to the Police.
December 10: Police arrested a JMB
cadre, Abdul Quddus from his residence at Joyram Singh at Pirgachha
sub-district in Rangpur and seized a number of books on Islamic
revolution from his possession. Police sources said Abdul Quddus
is a listed JMB member and his arrest followed information provided
by another JMB cadre who was arrested from Jaldhaka in Nilphamari
on December 8. Both were reportedly were trying to reorganise the
outfit in the area.
December 6: The JMB sent a letter
and a CD to Comilla District Krishak League president Alhaj Omar
Farooq. The letter and the CD contained pictures of the bodies of
JMB's executed leaders Shaikh Abdur Rahman, Bangla Bhai and military
commander Ata-ur Rahman Sunny.
December 3:Three JMB cadres were
arrested at Shoulmari village in the Nilphamari district. They were
identified as Noor Alam (23), Mamun-ur-Rashid (40) and Golzar Rahman
(22). Police recovered some important documents from their possession.
December 2: JMB sent a leaflet and
a CD to two addresses in Pabna by registered mail. Office of the
Bengali newspaper Prothom Alo in Pabna received a parcel containing
the two items. The office of the president of Pabna Chamber of Commerce
and Industry also received a similar parcel on the same day. In
the leaflet, JMB called for destroying anti-Islamic forces. "The
Jehadi Kafela is committed to establishing Islamic rule by destroying
oppressors, exploiters and dishonest leaders", the leaflet reads.
It also blamed the media for publishing "wrong information" about
the outfit. The CD reportedly contains footage of activities of
December 1: RAB personnel arrested
a JMB cadre, identified as Mohammed Shahidul Alam (55), from Sonapara
village in Dinajpur district. Explosives including detonators, a
time bomb, nine other bombs and four revolvers were recovered from
November 30: The Additional Chief
Judicial Magistrate court in Habiganj granted seven-day remand for
JMB cadre Badrul Alam Mizan in connection with the case for killing
Awami League leader SAMS Kibria and four others at Baidyer bazaar
on January 27, 2005.
November 19: The court of Additional
District and Sessions Judge in Naokhali sentenced JMB cadres to
life imprisonment in a case filed in connection with the serial
bomb blasts in the district on August 17, 2005. The convicts were
identified as Mokhlesur Rahman Masum (25), Aminul Islam Mahmud (26)
and Arman Hossain Komol (39). The court also fined them Taka 10,000
each. According to the prosecution, the JMB cadres exploded bombs
at the District Judge Court, District Collectorate Building, Noakhali
Press Club and near Maijdee bus stand on August 17, 2005.
November 16: RAB personnel recovered
70 kilograms of explosives following the confession of a JMB ehsar,
identified as Mohammad Hanif alias Kamal, who was arrested from
his residence at Kalshi in the capital Dhaka. The RAB personnel
also recovered 40 kilograms of nitric acid, 150 cases of improvised
grenades, a large quantity of bomb-making materials and equipment,
and over 2,000 books on jihad from two houses in Mirpur and Shanir
Akhra in the capital. The RAB Additional Director General Colonel
Gulzar Uddin Ahmed said, "The JMB stockpiled the explosives and
the books as they were preparing for fresh attacks and recruitment."
November 15: A Dhaka court acquitted
two JMB cadres in a case filed against them for possessing 21 grenade
shells. They were identified as Saiful Islam and Mahbub Hossain.
According to the prosecution, RAB personnel recovered 21 grenade
shells during a search operation at Hafezia madrassa in Forzakanda
of Narayanganj district on January 7, 2007.
November 11: A Barisal speedy trial
tribunal acquitted 13 JMB cadres of charges in the serial bomb blasts
in front of Barisal Bangla Bazaar mosque in the city on August 17,
2005. Seven other JMB cadres were sentenced to lifetime imprisonment
in another case filed in connection with the same incident on August
17, 2005. Police had filed 12 cases in connection with the August
17 serial blasts at 12 places in Barisal city. Of these, judgments
have been passed on 11 cases.
October 30: The Divisional Speedy
Trial Tribunal (STT) in Barisal sentenced four JMB cadres to life
imprisonment in a case filed in connection with the August 17, 2005
bomb blast in front of Barisal Government BM College. The convicted
were identified as Zahid Babu, Sarwar Hossain, Abdur Rahim and Ziaur
Rahman Zia. They were also fined Taka 10,000 each. Nine others were
acquitted of all charges. All four convicted are absconding at present.
October 28: A Bogra court sentenced
two leaders of the JMB, Ashraful and Abu Taher, to 10 years' imprisonment
for possessing explosives and bomb-making materials. Special Tribunal
Judge, Khalilur Rahman also fined the militants Taka 5,000 each.
Both militants had been arrested on January 21, 2006 and acting
on their statement, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel had
seized a huge quantity of bomb-making materials at Bamunia village
in Shahjahanpur sub-district.
October 25: Two JMB cadres were
arrested at Abbas Bazar village at Shibganj in the Chapainawabganj
district. They were identified as Rafiqul Islam (27) and Hajrat
Ali (22). Police recovered documents of the JMB from their possession.
September 11: RAB personnel arrested
a JMB cadre, identified as Md Delwar Hossain at Battali Bazar under
Khetlal sub-district of Joypurhat. The arrested militant haling
from Baniapara village was wanted in a case filed for looting firearms
from police at Mohespur village under Khetlal sub-district in 2003.
He had earlier been arrested and had gone into hiding after being
released on bail.
September 6: In a fax to RAB headquarters
the JMB threatened to bomb the headquarters and offices of all the
12 RAB battalions within the month of September. The fax sent from
Rajshahi said bomb attacks would also be made on the offices of
Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Chittagong Metropolitan Police and Rajshahi
Metropolitan Police, and that of all the Superintendents of Police.
The fax informed that the outfit is now head by Obaidur Rahman Giashi
of Rambhadrapur of Chanpainawabganj after the death of Bangla Bhai.
September 1: A Special Tribunal
in Gazipur sentenced a JMB regional commander identified as Abdullah
Al Suhail to 34 years rigorous imprisonment in arms and explosive
cases. The militant was also fined Taka 20,000. Abdullah had been
arrested from Ashulia bus stand in Dhaka on January 30, 2006 and
three guns and some explosives were recovered from his possession.
August 7: Police arrested a suspected
JMB cadre at Palashbari in the Gaibandha district. The militant,
identified as Kazal, is a student of the Bogra Polytechnic Institute.
August 5: Intelligence
officials detained eight activists of an organisation named 'Islami
Samaj' on suspicion of militancy, from the Sessions Judge's Court
premises in Bandarban. The suspected militants were distributing
leaflets denouncing the democratic electoral system in Bandarban
district and the Sessions Judge's Court premises. Around 3000 leaflets
were recovered from them. Hailing from Comilla, Sherpur, Noakhali,
Shariatpur, Jamalpur and Tangail districts, the suspected militants
aged between 18 and 50 years said they joined Islami Samaj a few
months ago. They also claimed that they have no connection with
the JMB militants.
Police arrested seven
more activists of the Islami Samaj when the latter were distributing
leaflets in Jamalpur town. The arrested were identified as Yusuf
Ali, Ansar Ali, Mohammad Ali, Abdul Karim, Aiyub Ali Prodhan, Mobarak
Ali and Saiful Islam. Of them, Ansar Ali was earlier arrested on
September 15, 2003, from Jhinaigati in Sherpur for links with the
JMB and was released from jail after serving 11 months' imprisonment.
July 30: A Barisal
court sentenced seven JMB activists to life imprisonment in a case
filed for the series bomb blasts on August 17, 2005 in front of
the Barisal Central Jail. The seven were also fined Tk 10,000 each,
in default of which they will have to serve an additional year in
prison. The court also acquitted seven other accused and ordered
to release them unless there are separate cases pending against
July 27: The Sherpur District and
Sessions Judge's Court framed charges against seven militants of
the outlawed JMB in connection with the serial bomb blasts in the
district town on August 17, 2005
July 26: The RAB personnel arrested
five members of the outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)
July 13: A court in Panchagarh sentenced
four JMB cadres to life imprisonment in a case filed in connection
with the August 17, 2005 serial bomb blasts in Panchagarh. The Court
of Additional District and Sessions Judge Amulla Kumar Sarker acquitted
six other accused in the case. The convicts were also fined Taka
10,000 each. The prosecution submitted that militants, Tanviruzzaman
alias Murad, Azizul Islam alias Majnu, Hafizur Rahman and Abdul
Matin alias Ismail exploded bombs at eight places including the
Judge Court compound and the entrance to the Collectorate Building
in Panchagarh on August 17, 2005.
June 30: The Additional District
and Sessions court in Panchagarh sentenced three JMB cadres to 20
years rigorous imprisonment for possession of bomb making materials.
The convicts, Tanviruzzaman alias Murad from Sultanpur village under
Debiganj sub-district in Panchagarh, Ashjad Hossain alias Awakat
from Panditpara village under Dimla sub-district in Nilphamari and
Shafiqul Islam from Joyrampur village under Kaharol sub-district
in Dinajpur district, were also fined Taka 10,000 each. The convicts
had been arrested on November 19, 2005 from a rental house at Notun
Bosti in Panchagarh with bomb making materials and explosives.
June 19: The Rajshahi speedy trial
tribunal sentenced six JMB militants to life terms in jail for the
murder of a rickshaw-puller during the serial blasts of August 17,
2005 in the Chapainawabganj district. The militants identified as
Shahidullah Faruk Selim, Abul Kashem Tufan, Shakhawat Hossain Ziad,
Hafez Ali Akbor Riaz, Shafiullah Shahid and Hafijur Rahman Dalim
were convicted for murder and sedition charges under Sections 302
and 120 (B) of Bangladesh Penal Code. They were also fined Taka
10,000 each. Of the six convicts Shafiullah Shahid and Hafijur Rahman
Dalim are still absconding.
June 18: The Chittagong Divisional
Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced two JMB militants to life imprisonment
in an explosives case filed in connection with the explosions carried
out on the Chittagong court premises in November, 2005. The convicts
are identified as JMB Chittagong region commander Jabed Iqbal alias
Mohammad and Jahidul Islam Sumon alias Boma Mizan. Sumon is still
absconding. JMB cadre Abul Hossain had carried out a suicide bomb
attack on the Chittagong court premises killing police constable
Rajib Barua and local footballer Shahbuddin on the spot. Abul Hossain,
who was seriously injured in the blast, later succumbed to his injuries.
June 17: Police produced 29 JMB
cadres, including Salahuddin alias Salehin and Asaduzzaman Ponir,
who have been awarded death sentence and the wife of executed JMB
second-in-command Siddiqul Islam Bangla Bhai before the Court of
Fourth Additional Judge in Mymensingh. They are accused in 11 different
cases, including Netrokona bomb blast case, Jibontala Madrassa case
with Bhaluka Police Station and another case filed with Muktagachha
June 11: The Bangladesh Enterprise
Institute (BEI) released its "2007-2008 Trends in Militancy in Bangladesh"
report. It said that the right-wing militants have regrouped across
the country over the past year, putting together their networks
and strengthening training and indoctrination operations despite
a lull in terrorist attacks in the same period. The report said
that the reports of bomb explosions and bomb-making cells indicate
that militant groups are once again organising themselves for terrorist
attacks. According to the report, the JMB militants have regrouped
and launched recruitment drives. They are reportedly holding public
meetings, raising funds and running recruitment drives in Gaibandha
while the Allahr Dal, a JMB offshoot, is active in the south-west,
especially in Kushtia, Meherpur and Chuadanga.
June 1: The Metropolitan Special
Tribunal-6 in Dhaka sentenced three JMB cadres to 20 years' rigorous
imprisonment for possessing bomb making materials. The convicts
Wahidul Islam alias Habib, Shafiqul Islam alias Russell and Hafez
Ibrahim, were also fined Tk 10,000 each. A team of RAB personnel
had arrested the three JMB cades in January 2006 and had recovered
71 items including ammonium nitrate, detonators, iron rods, iron
sheets, batteries, gunpowder, 27 wrist watches, electric circuits,
electronic metres, time devices and different other bomb making
materials from their possession.
May 18: RAB personnel arrested a
JMB cadre, identified as Dudu Mia alias Member from Uttar Moheshpur
village in the Khetlal sub-district in the Joypurhat district. The
arrested militant is one among the 61 JMB cadres charge sheeted
in an arms loot case on August 14, 2003.
April 29: The Chittagong Divisional
Speedy Trial Tribunal sentences four JMB militants to 26 years'
rigorous imprisonment (RI) each for their involvement in a bomb
attack on the court of the then Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate
Akram Hossain in October 2005. The four convicts are identified
as JMB Chittagong regional commander Jabed Iqbal alias Mohammad,
cadres of the outfit's Tangail branch Shahadat, Abul Malek alias
Laltu and bomb expert Jahidul Islam alias Mizan alias Bomb Mizan.
Mizan is still at large.
April 29: The Jhenidah Special Tribunal
sentences two JMB militants to life-term RI under the Explosives
Act. The accused Abu Hasan Biswas of Ullapara village under Kaliganj
sub-district and Zakir Hossain alias Razu of Kanyadah village under
Harinakunda sub-district in the Jhenidah district were arrested
on April 21, 2007 and had confessed to have hidden 140-grams aluminium
powder, 900-grams potassium chlorite, two-kilograms of explosives,
iron used in fishing net, black tape and 30 booklets on Jihad and
the Taliban movement, 20 magazines, 20 audio cassettes and two pieces
of magnet, which were subsequently recovered.
March 22: A Dhaka court sentenced
three JMB militants, including the outfit's former second-in-command
Siddiqul Islam Bangla Bhai's wife, Fahima alias Farzana, to different
terms of punishment for the bombings at Udichi and Shatadal Shilpi
Goshthi offices in Netrakona in December 2005. The other convicts
are Salahuddin alias Saleheen and Asaduzzaman Chowdhury alias Panir.
Salahuddin was sentenced to 31 years in jail while Panir and Fahima
were sentenced to 10 and five years respectively. Panir and Fahima
were also fined Taka 10,000 and 5,000 each, in default of which
they will have to serve six and one months more in jail respectively.
The court acquitted a fugitive JMB member Yunus Ali, as his involvement
with the bomb blasts was not proved.
March 11: Nine JMB militants were
sentenced to life imprisonment for their involvement in the serial
bomb blasts in Barguna on August 17, 2005. They were also fined
Taka 5,000 each. They were identified as Asadul Arif, Rezaul Karim,
Hafez Mohammad Mostafa Hasan, Hafez Al Amin, Shahidul Islam, Masum
Billah, Abdul Haque Abbasi, Hafez Abdur Rahman and Shahid.
March 9: A JMB cadre, who was sentenced
to death by a court, died while he was undergoing treatment at Dhaka
Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). Nasirullah was admitted to
the DMCH by the Dhaka Central Jail authority on March 4 as he had
been suffering from jaundice. A senior special judge's court of
Jhenidah sentenced him to death on February 28, 2006 in an explosive
case. The case was pending in the High Court.
March 6: Two JMB cadres, Nashirul
Haque Bintu and Hafizur Rahman Raju, were arrested at Bahalguri
village under Bhurungamari sub-district in the Kurigram village.
Both reportedly are close associates of JMB leader Matin Mehedi
and had gone into hiding following the arrest of Matin in April
February 23: A suspected JMB cadre
was arrested in Tangail by the police in Barisal. The arrested militant,
identified as Habibur Rahman Habib, is the son of Shajahan Miah
of Habla village. Police claimed that Habib is the second-in-command
of JMB's Tangail district unit and also the cousin of absconding
JMB commander Younus Miah, who has been sentenced to death in the
Netrokona bomb blast case recently. Habib is also an accused in
two cases filed with the Paltan police station in Dhaka and Tangail
police station in connection with August 17 bomb blasts in 2005.
Police detained a JMB militant,
Abdur Rahman, while he was giving money to an accused JMB cadre
at a Chittagong Court. The arrested is the son of Rafiqul Islam
of Ghuchung Chhara in Rangamati.
February 16: The Speedy Trial Tribunal
in Dhaka sentenced three JMB militants to death on charges of killing
eight people, including two leaders of the cultural group Udichi,
by carrying out suicide bomb attacks at the Udichi and Shata Dal
Shilpi Goshthi offices in Netrakona in December 2005. The convicts
were identified as Salahuddin alias Saleheen, Asaduzzaman Chowdhury
alias Panir and Yunus Ali. Yunus Ali was tried in absentia as he
is yet to be arrested. The court acquitted Fahima alias Farzana
as her involvement with the killings was not proved.
January 30: The Speedy Trial court
in Rajshahi sentenced seven JMB cadres to life imprisonment for
carrying out bomb blasts in Chapainawabganj on August 17, 2005.
The court further fined the convicts identified as Shahidullah Faruk
Selim, Abul Kashem Tufan, Shakhawat Hossain Ziad, Abdullah Al Mamun
Nasim, Hafez Ali Akbar Riaz, Shafiullah Shahid and Hafijur Rahman
Dalim, Taka 10,000 each. Of the seven sentenced, two are still hiding.
January 21: A special judge court
in Jamalpur sentenced three JMB militants to 34 years' rigorous
imprisonment in connection with a grenade attack on police at Bhatara
in the Sarishabari sub-district in 2007. The convicts identified
as Habibur Rahman Yousuf of Satpoa village in Sarishabari sub-district,
Sultan and Sohel of Charaildar village in Melandaha sub-district
were also fined Taka 8000 each. Five other accused were acquitted.
Yousuf was arrested first and following his confession, Sultan and
Sohel were arrested at Charaildar village in the Melandaha sub-district
on March 24, 2007 and 75 grenade bodies, 77 grenade caps and 27
packets of power gel were recovered from them.
January 9: Police arrested a JMB
militant, identified as Moazzem Hossain Mollah of Ghatbila village
in Mollarhat sub-district in the Bagerhat district, while photocopying
a leaflet at Sardarpara in Jamalpur town. Police sources said that
the leaflet contained 'motivational speeches' of executed JMB leaders
Shaikh Abdur Rahman, Ataur Rahman Sunny and Abdul Awal. Following
Moazzem's preliminary confession, police raided his rented house
at Adipaita village in Melandaha sub-district in the district on
the same night and recovered some more leaflets.
December 22: The RAB personnel arrested
an ehsar of the JMB at Janagalia of Shaghata sub-district
in the Gaibandha district. Books and leaflets on Islamic revolution
were also recovered from her house. Three sons of the woman, who
are also JMB cadres, managed to escape before the raid, RAB sources
December 17: A suspected JMB militant
was killed and two RAB personnel were injured during an hour-long
encounter at the Maddhya Badda locality in the national capital
Dhaka. The slain militant was identified as Kamal of Jamalpur town.
Another militant, identified as Al Beruni alias Sabuj alias Rony,
belonging to the lesser known outfit Islamic Dal was arrested. A
rifle, a revolver, two pistols, and seven bullets were recovered
from the arrested militant.
December 17: The Chittagong Divisional
Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced four JMB militants to 14 years'
rigorous imprisonment each in a case concerning recovery of explosives.
They were also fined Taka 50,000 each. The convicts were identified
as JMB Chittagong Region Commander Jabed Iqbal alias Mohammad, Naimuzzaman
alias Sohag, Ayub Ali alias Abu Jar and Jahidul Islam alias Sumon
alias Boma Mizan.
December 7: Police arrested one
JMB militant, Nazrul Islam, when he was visiting his parents at
Khanpur village in the Dinajpur district. Nazrul was charge-sheeted
in connection with the August 17, 2005 countrywide serial bomb blasts.
November 30: Three out of five JMB
cadres involved in the jailbreak attempt from the district jail
in Comilla on November 25 were shifted to Dhaka Central Jail on
November 30 owing to security reasons. The three militants included
Nabil Rahman, son of JMB's executed chief Shaikh Abdur Rahman, Shamim
November 29: The Speedy Trial Tribunal
in Khulna sentenced JMB regional operations commander Hafez Mahmud
alias Rakib Hasan to life imprisonment in a bomb blast case that
occurred in Kushtia Islamic University on August 17, 2005. The militant
was further fined Taka 10,000. Seven other charge-sheeted accused
in this case were acquitted.
November 28: A JMB cadre was arrested
on the premises of Kurigram District and Sessions Judge's Court.
Police sources said that the arrested cadre, an associate of the
JMB leader Matin Mehedi, had gone to meet with two other arrested
JMB cadres who were being produced in the court on the same day.
November 25: Five JMB militants
including Nabil Rahman, son of the outfit's executed chief Shaikh
Abdur Rahman, made an unsuccessful attempt to escape from the Comilla
district Jail. Nabil Rahman and Shakil Mohammad Galib managed to
scale over the eastern wall of the jail. However, locals and jail
police chased them down and caught them.
November 20: The Sylhet Divisional
Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced Abdul Aziz alias Hanif, a JMB militant,
to ten years rigorous imprisonment for his involvement in a bomb
blast in the Sunamganj district on August 17, 2005. Hanif was further
fined Taka 5000. Another JMB cadre Mohammed Salahuddin alias Salehin
was acquitted in the same case.
November 15: The Criminal Investigation
Department pressed charges against five JMB militants, including
executed leaders of the outfit Abdur Rahman and Abdur Rahman Sunny,
in a case for assaulting the late litterateur Professor Humayun
Azad. The court, however, dropped the charges against the two leaders
as they have been executed.
November 14: Bangladesh Rifles (BDR)
personnel arrested a suspected JMB militant, identified as Hasan,
from Amrakhali in the Benapole district. Currency notes worth Taka
1.4 million were recovered from him. He was reportedly traveling
in a Dhaka-bound passenger bus from Bashkol.
November 12: Police arrested a JMB
leader, Maulana Shahidul Islam, at Pathan Para in Gazipur. The arrested
militant, who worked as an imam at the Al Madina Masjid is reportedly
the 'divisional commander' of the group in Faridpur. He is also
an accused in the August 17, 2005 country-wide bombings.
November 11: Daily Star
reported that the Saghata sub-district, home of wife of executed
JMB second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, is witnessing
a recruitment drive by the JMB cadres.
November 10: Two suspected JMB cadres
were arrested from Basantapara village in the Saghata sub-district
of Gaibandha. Both were identified as Wazed Ali and Abdur Rab of
November 5: The Detective Branch
of Police filed charge sheets against eight JMB cadres in connection
with two bomb blast cases in capital Dhaka on August 17, 2005. The
charge sheeted accused are Monwar Hossain, Enayetullah, Mohiuddin,
Faisal Ahmed, Shoib Hossain, Arman Bin Azad, Yusuf and Rasel. Of
them, Monwar, Enayet, Mohiuddin and Faisal were earlier arrested
and now in jail custody while the rest are absconding.
October 29: The Khulna
Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced three JMB cadres to life imprisonment
for exploding bombs at two places in Kushtia on August 17, 2005.
The convicts, identified as Hafez Mahmud, Shamsul Alam and Akbar
Ali, were also asked to pay a fine amount of Tk 20,000 each, in
default of which they have to undergo three years more of rigorous
Three JMB cadres, identified
as Asaduzzam of Gazipur, Aminur Sikder of Patuakhali and Saidur
Rahman of Nagarkanda sub-district in Faridpur district were arrested
by the Faridpur district police from the court area. A large number
of Jihadi books, audio cassettes and 14 SIM cadres were recovered
from their possession. Police claimed that the arrested militants
were involved in the serial bombing across the country in 2005.
October 26: The Special
Tribunal-2 in Tangail sentenced two JMB militants to 10 years’ rigorous
imprisonment in two cases, one under the Arms Act and the other
under the Explosive Substances Act. The court also fined the convicts
Taka 8,000 each, in default they would have to stay five more months
in jail. The militants were identified as Arman Ali of Adabari under
Mirzapur sub-district and Selim Miah of the Sadar sub-district in
October 9: The Sylhet
divisional speedy trial tribunal sentenced two JMB militants, Abdul
Aziz alias Hanif and Salahuddin alias Salehi, to 10-years of rigorous
imprisonment for their involvement in a series of bomb blasts in
Sunamganj in August 2005. They were also fined TK 5,000 each, defaulting
on which would lead to one more year of imprisonment. They reportedly
detonated explosives at six places in Sunamganj on August 17, 2005
following which police filed six different cases.
October 8: Three JMB
militants were charged for carrying out serial bombings in four
movie theatres in Mymensingh. The accused were identified as Salah
Uddin alias Salehin, regional JMB commander for Mymensingh and Sylhet
zones, Zahidul Islam alias Sumon and Anwar Hossain alias Anwar Alam.
While Salah Uddin is lodged in Dhaka Central Jail, two others are
absconding. 21 people were killed and over 200 persons were injured
in explosions targeting four theatres in Mymensingh on December
claiming themselves to be JMB cadres threatened to set ablaze the
building of the Petrobangla office at Karwan Bazaar under Tejgaon
police station in capital Dhaka. The threat letter, issued in the
name of the JMB office in Dhaka, was reportedly dropped in the office
of Jalal Ahmed, Chairman of the Petrobangla, at Petrocentre. It
sated that JMB cadres had already inspected different floors of
the Petrobangla office and they would go on action soon. The threat
reportedly came within hours after three JMB militants were charged
with carrying out serial bomb blasts in four cinema halls in Mymensingh
on December 7, 2002.
- October 7: A court in Sylhet sentenced
two JMB militants, identified as Abdul Aziz alias Hanif and Salahuddin
alias Salehi, to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment in two cases filed
in connection with the bomb blasts carried out by the outfit in Sunamganj
on August 17, 2005. Both were also fined Taka 5,000 each in default
of which they would have to stay one year more in prison.
September 29: A court
in Mymensingh sentenced eight JMB militants to four years of imprisonment.
They were identified as regional commander Garibullah Akanda, Abdus
Samad, Emdadul Haque Ujjal, Julhas, Mofazzol Hossain Bhulu, Hazrat
Ali, Abdus Samad and Jabed Ali. Each of them was also fined Taka
10,000, in default of which they have to undergo eight more months
in prison. Of the convicts, Garibullah and Samad are under detention
while others are still at large.
The security forces
launched a search operation for the former Jamaat-e-Islami leader
Moulana Saidur Rahman, who has reportedly taken over as chief of
the JMB. Rahman is absconding since the arrest of JMB chief Shaikh
Abdur Rahman in Sylhet city in 2006. RAB sources claimed that Saidur
Rahman is conducting activities of the JMB since the arrest and
execution of the militant’s top leadership. A court in Sylhet has
already tried him in absentia and sentenced him to 14 years rigorous
imprisonment in an explosive case in early September.
September 13: The Sylhet Divisional
Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced two JMB militants to 10 years' rigorous
imprisonment in one of the cases for the August 17, 2005-serial
bomb blasts across the country. Both of them were also fined Taka
5,000 each and in default they have to undergo imprisonment for
one more year.
September 12: The Speedy Trial Tribunal
in Sylhet sentenced two JMB leaders to 14 years' rigorous imprisonment
and a fine of Taka 2,000 for storing explosives and bomb making
substances at a house in Sylhet. The duo was identified as JMB’s
Sylhet regional chief Moulana Saidur Rahman and Abdul Aziz alias
Abu Hanif. The case was filed in line with the statement given by
Abdul Aziz who was arrested along with executed JMB chief Sheikh
Abdur Rahman from a house in Sylhet on March 2, 2006. Following
Aziz’s statement, explosives and bomb making material, including
seven packets of resistance wire, 1000 pressure switches, 1000 capacitors,
600 integrated circuits, one high voltage battery and one packet
of emitter diode, were recovered from a locked house at Hatimbag
September 10: The Criminal Investigation
Department (CID) in the Rajshahi district filed murder charges against
eight JMB militants in connection with the killing of Rajshahi University
teacher, Prof Muhammad Yunus. While submitting the charge sheet
the CID also asked for the acquittal of the five activists of Islami
Chhatra Shibir who were earlier accused of the murder. The CID submitted
that confessions made by the executed JMB leader Abdur Rahman have
indicated that the outfit is involved in the killing.
September 9: The Sylhet Divisional
Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced two JMB cadres, identified as Mohsin
Khan and Abdul Hai to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine
of Taka 5,000 each, for their involvement in the bomb attacks on
the city's judge court on August 17, 2005. Both the convicts were
teachers at Sengram Dakhil seminary in Sylhet's Jaintapur sub-district.
September 7: Police arrested one
JMB cadre, Aminul Islam alias Chotton, from Hossainpur village under
Muradnagar sub-district of Comilla district. He was involved in
serial bomb blasts in the Comilla town on August 17, 2005.
August 28: Charges were framed at
the court of Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge-4 in Chittagong
against five JMB cadres in two cases filed in 2005. The JMB militants
included the outfit’s Chittagong ‘divisional commander’ Jabed Iqbal,
Cox’s Bazaar ‘district commander’ Rafiqul Islam Ratan, bomb expert
Mizan, and regional leaders Abdul Malek Laltu and Shahdat Ali.
August 24: Two JMB cadres, identified
as Dulu Miah and Mizanur Rahman Mizan, surrendered at Gangachara
police station in the Rangpur district.
August 20: The Speedy Trial Tribunal-4
in Dhaka sentenced Salahuddin alias Salehin, a Majlish-e-Shura member
of the JMB, to death for killing a youth in Jamalpur four years
back. The court acquitted two other JMB cadres-- Amir Khan and Sharif
Monwar alias Shiplu -- as the charges brought against them were
not proved. A group of JMB members led by Salahuddin killed Hridoy
Roy of Sonarcor in Jamalpur's Sarishabari sub-district on April
23, 2003, accusing him of converting poor Muslim locals to Christianity.
A convicted patron of the executed
JMB second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai died at Mymensingh
Medical College and Hospital. Hospital and prison sources said Shamsul
Haque, who was a village doctor, suddenly fell sick in the district
central jail. He was brought to the hospital where he died on arrival.
RAB personnel had arrested Shamsul, along with his 15 associates,
from Dulla area of Muktagachha in the Mymensingh district on May
7, 2007 on charge of patronising JMB activities, including giving
shelter to Bangla Bhai.
August 16: Security forces arrested
three JMB militants in Bagmara sub-district of Rajshahi and in Jhalakathi
town. The militants were identified as Khorshed Alam, Abdur Rashid
Babu and Amjad Hossain.
August 13: Police arrested an absconding
JMB militant at Baliadanga Bazar in the Kalaroa sub-district of
Satkhira district. Identified as Noor Ali Member, the JMB militant
hailing from Kulla in Assassuni sub-district is charge-sheeted accused
in five cases filed in connection with five blasts in Satkhira during
the August 17, 2005 countrywide bomb blasts.
August 7: The Additional
District and Sessions Judge's Court in Sylhet granted bail to Nurjahan
Begum Rupa and Afifa Rahman, wife and daughter of the executed JMB
chief Abdur Rahman. The court also deferred the framing of charges
in the explosives case filed after the arrest of Abdur Rahman along
with his family members and some JMB cadres at a house in Sylhet
on March 2, 2006, as one of the accused, Sabbir Ahmed Dulal, could
not be brought to the court from Dhaka.
August 6: Security
forces arrested a JMB militant, identified as Abdus Samad, from
Khilgaon in the capital Dhaka.
August 2: RAB personnel
arrested four JMB militants, Ishak Sheikh, Rafiqul Islam, Khalilur
Rahman and Mohammad Anis, along with ten kilograms of explosives
and ten grenades from the Mirpur area in Dhaka.
July 29: A speedy trial
tribunal in Mymensingh sentenced 15 JMB militants to 10 years' rigorous
imprisonment and a fine of Taka 10,000 each.
July 17: RAB personnel
arrested four JMB cadres and recovered five kilograms of power gel
and 15 shells of high power hand grenade from Bajitpur of the Kishoreganj
district. They were identified as Deen Islam, an Imam of Satura
Jam-e-Masjid, Harun, Abdul Hannan, and Mohammod Hossain. All are
residents of Satura village of Bajitpur sub-district..
July 16: Police arrested Saidur
Rahman, a JMB militant from Bhogdaburi Patwari Para village in Domar
sub-district of Nilphamari district in connection with a case under
Explosives Act. The arrested militant had taken part in the serial
bomb blasts of August 17, 2005 and had been absconding since then.
July 12: The Metropolitan Magistrate
court in Dhaka granted seven-day remand for Shahida Begum, wife
of the arrested JMB cadre Anwar Hossain alias Faruq. The court also
ordered police to produce the bullet-hit Hossain being treated at
Dhaka Medical College and Hospital before it after his recovery
July 10: A suspected JMB cadre who
received bullet injuries during a raid by RAB personnel at a house
in the national capital Dhaka’s Mirpur area was subsequently arrested
along with his wife. A pistol and several bullets were recovered
from his possession. RAB sources identified the militant as Shakhawat,
but did not name his wife.
A speedy trial court in Sylhet sentenced
two JMB militants to 10 years rigorous imprisonment each for their
involvement in the August 17, 2005 serial blasts case. Mohsin Khan
of Kaziatal village under Muradnagar sub-district and Abdul Hye
of Asadnagar village of Bhrahmanpara sub-district in the Comilla
district, were convicted for exploding bombs at six spots in Sylhet
on August 17. Both were teachers of Sengram Dakhil Madrassa (seminary)
in Jaintapur sub-district.
Five JMB militants, including two
top leaders, were arrested in a series of raids by RAB personnel
in Dhaka and Mymensingh. The leaders were identified as Asadul Islam
alias Arif, a member of JMB's reconstituted Majlish-e-Shura, and
Anwar Hossain alias Faruq, a Shura member. The others were the outfit’s
regional commander for Mymensingh, Shafiqul Islam alias Rakib, Sagar
Hossain alias Sayem and Saiful Islam. Arif was convicted in absentia
for the killing of two judges at Jhalakathi on November 14, 2005.
Two 9mm pistols with nine bullets, seven computers, a large number
of compact disks and books on jihad were recovered from the arrested
militants. Hasan Mahmud Khandakar, Director-General of the RAB,
told, "We succeeded in breaking the backbone of the banned outfit,
but we decided to intensify our drives to nab the outfit’s members
who are scattered throughout the country".
July 9: During operations in separate
villages of Bagmara sub-district in the Rajshahi district, police
arrested a JMB militant and four left-wing extremists, including
a PBCP regional commander. The JMB militant was identified as Shamser
Ali, who is also an accused in a police assault case. The arrested
PBCP regional commander Ariful Islam Rony is a charge-sheeted accused
in a murder case. The extremists were identified as Hazrat of Taherpur,
Rashid Babu of Cheukhali and Islam of Polashi village.
June 28: District Special Branch
police arrested a suspected JMB cadre from the College Gate area
in the Khagrachhari district. He was identified as Kari Osman Goni,
a leader of Islami Oikya Jote and Khelaphat Mojlish.
June 26: Police arrested Afsar Ali,
a close associate of the executed JMB second-in-command Bangla Bhai,
from Naldanga sub-district of Natore district.
June 25: RAB personnel arrested
a close associate of the executed JMB second-in-command Siddiqul
Islam alias Bangla Bhai at the Tangail bus stand. Mohammed Garibullah
Akanda alias Munshi was a regional commander and trainer of the
outfit and a former assistant superintendent of Bandha Chitalia
Dakhil Madrassa (seminary) in the Jamalpur district.
June 23: Police arrested a close
aide to the former second-in-command of the JMB leader Siddiqul
Islam alias Bangla Bhai from Hamirkutsa in Bagmara sub-district
of Rajshahi. Abdul Jalil Sardar alias Studio Jalil was arrested
while he was holding a secret meeting. Jalil was a member of the
PBCP before he joined the anti-left-wing extremist operations led
by Bangla Bhai.
June 20: Six JMB cadres, absconding
since the August 17, 2005-bomb blasts, surrendered to the police
at Gangachara sub-district in the Rangpur district.
June 14: A powerful bomb planted
allegedly by the Jadid al Qaeda on the campus of Rajshahi University
of Engineering and Technology was recovered. Rajshahi Metropolitan
Police bomb expert Alamgir Hossain said the bomb was similar to
five others found earlier on the campus.
Seven JMB militants surrendered
at Gangachara police station in Rangpur. They were identified as
Azizul Islam, Azaharul Islam, Johurul Islam, Abdul Baten, and Foyjul
Islam of Kuribishwa under Kolkond union and Ashiqul Islam and Ibrahim
Khalil of Boraibari under Alambiditor union.
June 19: The Home Ministry reportedly
issued a directive to the security agencies to crush the resurgent
JMB and arrest its leaders.
May 30: Four suspected JMB militants
were arrested by police from Kochua and Hajiganj sub-districts of
Chandpur district. They were identified as Billal Hossain, Nuruzzaman
and Md Awlad Hossain hailing from Narsingdi and Jakir hailing from
May 28: Police personnel arrested
a JMJB leader, identified as Akbar Ali, at Borobihanali village
in the Rajshahi District.
May 23: Police arrested Ratan Pramanik,
a top leader of the JMB, from village Tilaboduri Atrai under Atrai
police station in the Naogaon district.
May 22: The arrested JMB ‘operations
commander’ of greater Rajshahi, Shahidullah Mahbub, in a judicial
statement confessed to his involvement in the murder of Rajshahi
University Professor Mohammad Yunus. Mahbub, who is the husband
of executed JMB second-in-command Bangla Bhai's niece, was arrested
from Bogra. Earlier on April 13, 2006, Shafiullah Tarek, grandson
of Ahle Hadith Andolon Bangladesh leader Asadullah Al Galib, had
admitted to his involvement in the murder.
In Faridpur, RAB personnel recovered
two bombs and a pipe gun from the house of a JMB militant in the
May 21: Daily Star quoting intelligence
agencies indicated that the JMB leaders and suicide squad members
are regrouping in the remote chars (riverine islands) on the Padma,
Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers and are reportedly planning attacks
across the northern region of the country.
May 18: RAB Personnel arrested a
top-ranking leader of the JMB and a close associate of executed
JMB second-in-command Bangla Bhai from the Atrai sub-district of
Naogaon district. Identified as Golam Mohiuddin alias Shipon, he
was in-charge of the Shoria camp of JMB in Atrai.
May 17: Police in the Rangpur district
arrested four JMB militants from a remote char (riverine island)
of the Teesta river under Pirgachha sub-district. 38 books on Islamic
revolution, a record player, a number of cassettes and two cell
phones were recovered from their possession. The four were identified
as Abdul Quddus Khan Salafi of Char Protap Joysen, Anisur Rahman
of Borodargah Fokirapara, Rubel Hosen of Posura Tangailpara, and
Mohidul Islam of Budai Noyapara.
May 16: A JMB militant, Mokbul Hossain,
was arrested from Hamirkutsa Dangapara village under the Bagmara
sub-district of Rajshahi district. Police sources said that the
arrested militant was an accused in three cases including one for
May 14: Montejar Rahman, a fugitive
Jamaat-e-Islami leader-turned JMB ‘commander’, evading life sentence
for the August 17, 2005 serial bombings, was arrested from Nischintapur
village of Kalai sub-district in the Joypurhat district.
May 8: The JMB threatened to bomb
several government offices, including that of the Deputy Commissioner
(DC), in Rangpur district. The DC, Khondoker Atiar Rahman, informed
that he received a letter from a person named Ripon, who claimed
to be a JMB ‘commander.’ The letter posted at a Dinajpur post office
on read, "We will blow up some important establishments including
your office within one and two days as you killed our leaders."
May 6: Security forces arrested
17 JMB militants from different parts of the country. While RAB
personnel arrested 15 JMB militants from Isakhali Bazaar of Chatol
village in the Mymensingh district, two more militants were arrested
from Khagrachhari. Two mobile sets, copies of case filed against
JMB second in command Bangla Bhai, newspaper clippings of the stories
published on the hanging of Bangla Bhai and other top militants,
some books on Jihad were also seized from Mymensingh. From Khagrachhari,
two toy guns, one tape recorder, electric bulb and circuit and five
books were recovered.
May 5: Police and RAB personnel
in separate drives arrested two suspected JMB cadres from Gangachara
in the Rangpur district. They have been identified as Azizul Islamof
Moubhasa village and Mahfuz Alam Bhutto of Changmari village.
May 3: Police arrested a man for
his alleged connection with the JMB from Akania Nasirpur village
under Kochua sub-district of Chandpur district.
April 24 : A JMB militant, Abu Sayed,
was arrested from Konabaria village under Bagmara police station
in the Rajshahi district. Sayed is accused in a case for a murder
allegedly committed by JMB militants in 2004.
April 23: A suspected JMB cadre,
Motiar Rahman, was arrested from Kamargaon village under the Bagmara
sub-district of Rajshahi.
April 22: Kurigram Police arrested
a suspected JMB militant Ujjal of Natan Para of Raumari Bazaar.
Police arrested a suspected JMB
militant, Abdul Jalil, from Bagmara sub-district in Rajshahi.
April 21: RAB personnel arrested
two suspected JMB cadres, Abu Hasan and Jakir Hossain, from the
Ullapara area of Kaliganj sub-district of Jhenidah district. They
also recovered bomb-making materials, including phosphorus powder,
iron shrapnel and other materials and booklets on Jihad written
by the executed JMB leader Khalid Saifullah.
Police arrested two daughters, Fatima
and Mahmuda, and a son-in-law of JMB Joypurhat ‘district commander’
Montizer Rahman’ from Paddapara village of Gabtoli sub-district
in Bogra for their alleged involvement in militancy.
April 20: Two JMB militants, Anisur
Rahmanand Delwar Hossain, were arrested from a seminary in the Melandah
sub-district in Jamalpur.
April 19: RAB personnel arrested
five JMB cadres at Tootpara under Khulna Sadar Police Station while
they were holding a secret meeting. They were identified as Masud
Hossain, Monirul Islam, Mohammad Al Amin, Ashik Rahman and Afzal
April 17: Police arrested 13 JMB
cadres from different places in the Sherpur district.
Security forces arrested two JMB
militants from the Bagmara sub-district of Rajshahi district. They
were identified as Shafiqul Islam of Udpara village and Mahmud Hasan
of Ramrama village.
Two more JMB cadres, Tara Miah and
Amir Hossain, were arrested from the Tatalpur and Nouhat areas of
the district town of Sherpur.
April 16: The Additional Metropolitan
Sessions Court in Chittagong framed charges against six JMB militants
in four cases filed in connection with bomb attacks, murder, and
possession of illegal firearms and explosives. The cases were filed
in connection with the August 17, 2005-countrywide bomb attacks,
the bomb attack on Chittagong court building premises on November
29, 2005, and illegal firearms and explosives recovered from Chittagong’s
Pahartali area on December 14, 2005.
A schoolteacher of Atrai, who was
tortured by JMB activists three years ago filed a case accusing
former State minister Alamgir Kabir, former Member of Parliament
Shamsul Alam Pramanik and 34 others of patronising the militants.
After hearing, Judge Fazlul Haq directed the Atrai police to accept
the case and submit a report after investigation.
April 11: Suspected JMB cadres on
April 11 shot dead Hyder Hossain, the public prosecutor of Jhalakathi
District Judge's Court and chief counsel of the case filed against
JMB militants for killing two Jhalakathi judges. Hyder had said
that some people identifying themselves as JMB members were threatening
him over telephone following the execution of the six top JMB militants.
The Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal
in Chittagong sentenced a JMB cadre to 17 years' rigorous imprisonment
in an arms case. The JMB cadre, Mohammed Mashiur Rahman alias Milon
alias Ujjal, was arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion from Cox's
Bazaar along with a revolver and four rounds of bullets on December
April 10: Police arrested four JMB
militants, Said Ali and Joyen from Roynagar, Khoyer Ali from Kodapara
and Akram from Sripur under Bagmara sub-district of Rajshahi district.
The Superintendent of Police of
Bogra received a threat mail from JMB asking the law enforcers not
to harass female activists of the outfit. The mail also mentioned
that the outfit is in a 60-day mourning period since March 30 in
memory of its six executed leaders.
April 8: Police arrested JMB militant,
Abdur Rashid, from Hamirkutsa village under Bangmara sub-district
of Rajshahi district.
April 4: In Joypurhat district,
police arrested three suspected JMB cadres, Abdul Hakim, Atiar Rahman
and Imran Hossain, from their houses in the Khatlal, Kalai and Sadar
April 3: JMB cadre Saiful Islam,
a teacher of Bulbuli Girls High School in the Islampur sub-district
of Jamalpur, was arrested from his house at Dhengragar village and
some documents were recovered from him. On the same day, Asadullah
Asad, another suspected JMB cadre, was arrested from Aramnagar Bazar
in the Sarishabari sub-district of Jamalpur.
In Barisal district, RAB personnel
arrested a JMB militant, Maulana Aktaruzzaman, and recovered four
grenades from his possession.
April 2: Police arrested nine JMB
militants from the Rajshahi and Natore districts. While seven militants
were arrested from their houses at Palashi village under Bagma police
station in the Rajshahi, two others were arrested from Ramsa Kazipur
village of Natore.
Police arrested four JMB cadres,
Mustafizur Rahman, Sadeka Banu who is the wife of JMB leader Maulana
Abdur Rouf, Billal and Elias, from the Jibontala seminary in the
Bhaluka sub-district of Mymensingh district and a nearby market.
April 1: Cases were filed against
three BNP leaders, including former post and telecommunications
minister Aminul Huq, former deputy minister for land Ruhul Kuddus
Talukder Dulu and former member of parliament Nadim Mostafa, for
patronising JMB militants in the Natore and Rajshahi districts.
March 31: Police arrested five suspected
JMB militants in the Bagmara sub-district of Rajshahi district.
They were identified as Akram, Afzal, Amjad of Hamnipur village,
Nazrul of Goalpara village, and Mizanur of Manda village in the
March 30: Six top JMB militants
including the outfit’s chief Abdur Rahman and second-in-command,
Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai were executed in four different
jails. The other militants hanged were majlish-e-shura members
Abdul Awal, Khaled Saifullah and Ataur Rahman Sunny and suicide
squad member Iftekhar Hasan Al-Mamun.
Police arrested two aides of the hanged JMB second-in-command Siddiqul
Islam alias Bangla Bhai from Bagmara sub-district of Rajshahi.
March 26: Two JMB ehsar militants
were arrested from Sarishabari sub-district in Jamalpur. A few jihadi
books were recovered from the possession of the arrested militants.
March 25: A JMB militant, identified
as Monjurul Ahsan Monju, was arrested at Kakran village in Dhamrai
sub-district of the Dhaka district.
March 24: RAB personnel carried
out a raid at a madrassa (seminary) in the Jamalpur district and
arrested six JMB militants. A large cache of bomb-making materials
consisting of 27 packets of gel explosives, 75 grenade casings,
80 grenade covers and a large number of detonators were also recovered
during the raid. RAB personnel also seized 117 books and four discs
March 20: RAB personnel arrested
two JMB cadres, Morshedul Islam and Sirajul Islam, from Gangachara
subdistrict of Rangpur district.
March 20: RAB personnel arrested
two JMB militants, Mustafizur Rahman alias 'Killer Mostaque' and
Abdul Kuddus alias Masud, from Raspur village under Dhamoirhat sub-district
in the Naogaon district.
March 20: Arrested operations commander
of the JMB Mostafizur Rahman Shaheen, confessed that about 5,000
cadres, who are paid monthly remuneration, are operating across
the country. He also mentioned that the money for them comes from
Bangladeshi expatriates in foreign countries, including the United
States of America and Saudi Arabia.
March 16: Police in separate drives
arrested five JMB cadres in Bagmara sub-district of Rajshahi.
March 14: RAB and police personnel
in a joint drive arrested a listed JMB cadre, Alauddin, at Barokona
village under Shaghata sub-district of Gaibandha. Police sources
said that Alauddin was the in-charge of a JMB recruitment and training
centre at Akonderpara village and prior to the August 17, 2005 blasts,
many JMB cadres, who received training from this centre, were deployed
in different areas of Bogra, Joypurhat and Dinajpur districts.
March 14: RAB personnel arrested
a JMB operation commander Mostafizur Rahman Shaheen from village
Gopalpur in Pabna. A huge number of leaflets, books and letters
were recovered from his house.
March 14: Two JMB cadres, Aftab
Hossain and Abdus Salam were arrested in Bagmara sub-district of
Rajshahi. The officer-in-charge of Bagmara Police Station said that
the arrested JMB cadres are associates of JMB second-in-command
Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai and were involved in the outfit’s
operations against the left-wing extremists in the sub-district
March 12: In the Bogra district,
security force personnel arrested a madrassa teacher for his alleged
involvement with JMB at Joyvoga in Gabtoli sub-district. Officer-in-charge
of Gabtoli Police Station told that Abdulla was arrested at a place
near Joyvoga Dhakil Madrassa.
March 11: Police arrested ten JMB
cadres from different areas of the Chapainawabganj district. The
arrested have been identified as Abdur Rahim of Tikrampur, Yusuf
Ali of Chadlai under Chapainawabganj Municipality; Kayeshuddin of
Kagmari, Abdul Jalil and Motalleb alias Masud of Chandpur Hajarbighi
under Shahbajpur Union; Masud Rana and Kafiluddin of Dhobra under
Kansat Union, Abdul Alim of Mohammadpur, Karim and Mostafa of Umarpur
under Shibganj sub-district. Police produced the JMB cadres in a
court, which sent them to jail.
March 10: JMB militant, Dulal alias
Dulaia alias Dula Mia, was arrested and a firearm along with six
rounds of cartridges was seized from his possession in the Chittagong
city. Dulal was arrested previously on October 3, 2005 from the
Chittagong Court premises immediately after a bomb attack on the
court of Metropolitan Magistrate Akram Hossain.
March 10: Police on arrested a JMB
militant, Rezwanul Haque alias Rezu, in Debadangi Union of Thakurgaon
Sadar sub-district. Police sources said that Rezu was a listed JMB
activist and went into hiding soon after August 17, 2005 countrywide
serial bomb blasts.
March 9: Police arrested Mahtab
Khamaru, a close aide of JMB second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias
Bangla Bhai at a mosque at Talgharia in the Bagmara sub-district
of Rajshahi district after Juma prayers. Khamaru had earlier been
arrested on November 27, 2005, but was released following a ministerial
order. Since then he was absconding.
March 6: Police personnel arrested
a suspected JMB militant at Shipahipara near Phulbari bus stand
in Dinajpur town and recovered a large number of jihadi text books
from his possession. The arrested person was identified as Hafez
Mohammad Tajul Islam alias Nabab Mukut of Joyrampur village in Dinajpur
March 6: Law Adviser Mainul Hosein
said the government will not allow the six JMB militants who have
been sentenced to death to the media since there is no instance
of allowing any convict to do so. He further said that search is
continuing for arresting those who patronised the militants.
March 6: Police arrested five JMB
militants from Uttar Moheshpur and Telabadul Mridhapara villages
of Khetlal sub-district of Joypurhat district. The arrested militants
have been identified as Monsur Rahman, Mahfuzur, Nuruzzaman, Ishaque
Ali and Afzal Hossain.
March 5: A team of RAB personnel
arrested a JMB militant, identified as Mushtaque, in a pre-dawn
raid on Chaitankhila village under Sadar sub-district of Sherpur
March 4: The court of Third Additional
Metropolitan Session's court in Chittagong sentenced a JMB cadre
to 40 years imprisonment. The militant, Laltu alias Anam, was arrested
on October 3, 2005 at the Chittagong Court premises immediately
after a bomb exploded at the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Akram
March 4: President Iajuddin Ahmed
rejected the mercy petitions of six of the seven JMB militants who
have been sentenced to death for their involvement in the killing
two judges in Jhalakathi in November 2005. The militants include
JMB chief Abdur Rahman, second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla
Bhai, Majlish-e-Shura (the highest decision-making body) members
Ataur Rahman Sunny, Khaled Saifullah and Abdul Awal, suicide bomber
Iftekhar Al Mamun. The decision of the President clears the way
for the execution of the militants. According to the jail code,
the jail authorities will reschedule the date of execution within
21-28 days from the date of receipt of the copy of the President’s
March 2: In Naogaon, police arrested
five JMB militants from different villages of Atrai and Raninagar
sub-districts. The arrested cadres were identified as Abul Hossain
Master, Mosharraf Hossain, and Raja Mia, of Atrai sub-district,
and Babu alias Mostafa, and Abdur Rahim, of Raninagar sub-district.
Abul Hossain Master reportedly was a close associate of JMB second-in-command
Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai and also chief of JMB Atrai sub-district
unit. Mosharaf Hossain was the second-in-command of the outfit in
the same sub-district. Both were wanted in murder and abduction
March 1: Bangladesh Rifles (BDR)
personnel arrested six militants of the National Democratic Front
of Bodoland (NDFB) along with a Bangladeshi national at Burunga
of Nalitabari sub-district of Sherpur. The arrested militants have
been identified as Mohishwar, Shombhu, Warao, Hor Kumar, Jiban Kumar,
and Thandoi. They hail from different districts of Assam.
March 1: Police arrested 10 suspected
JMB activists including an alleged associate of the outfit’s second-
in- command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai in the Bagmara sub-district
of Rajshahi district. The suspected aide of Bangla Bhai, Abdus Sattar
of Sakoa, who is also a teacher of Jatragachhi Fazil Madrassa (seminary)
was arrested twice before since the August 17, 2005 countrywide
bombings, but was released on bail. He reportedly was reorganising
the absconding JMB militants.
March 1: Police arrested two JMB
militants, identified as Shahadat Hossain and Abdul Jalil from Pirgacha
area and Chaukhali village in Naldanga sub-district of Natore.
March 1: The Fourth Special Tribunal
in Rajshahi sentenced JMB cadre Abdur Rahman alias Khalid to 30
years' imprisonment. Khalid was arrested with huge bomb-making materials
and explosives from a rented house at Chhoto Banagram in the Rajshahi
city in November 2005.
February 22: The RAB neutralises
an illegal arms manufacturing factory in Tejgaon industrial area
of Dhaka and recover various arms making instruments and a lathe
machine. The owner of the factory identified as Abul Kalam Azad
February 19: The Supreme Court dismisses
the review petition filed by JMB militant Khaled Saifullah for non-prosecution.
Saifullah is one of the six JMB cadres sentenced to death for their
involvement in the 2005 Jhalakathi explosions that killed two judges.
February 9: Two cadres of the JMB,
identified as Habib Ullah alias Habu and Iqbal Hossain, arrested
in connection with series bomb blasts in Dhaka on August 17, 2005,
were placed on a 10-day remand.
January 31: RAB personnel arrest
JMB militant Russell Ahmed, who was actively involved in the bomb
attack at Gazipur on August 17, 2005, at Chakpara of Sreepur.
January 28: Bangla Bhai, who has
been kept in Kashimpur Jail, submitted his mercy petition to the
President. February 17 was primarily fixed for the execution of
the JMB militants.
January 27: Five of the seven JMB
leaders and cadres, who have been sentenced to death, asked for
presidential mercy. Mercy petitions by the outfit’s chief Abdur
Rahman, Ataur Rahman Sunny, Abdul Awal, Khaled Saifullah and Iftekhar
al Mamun were submitted to the jail authorities.
January 26: RAB personnel arrest
two JMB cadres in Kalihati sub-district of Tangail. The arrested
militants were identified as Mohammad Nazmul and Abdur Rahman of
January 23: A special tribunal in
Naogaon sentences three JMB militants to death for their role in
August 17, 2005 serial bombings in the district. The convicted JMB
militants were identified as Abdul Qaiyum alias Bhodu alias Kayes,
Minhajul Islam alias Sohel Rana and Abu Sayeed Sheikh alias Hussain.
Abu Sayeed was tried in absentia.
January 19: A RAB team arrests a
JMB militant, identified as Saifur Rahman, in the Lalbagh area of
Rangpur town. The arrested is a student of Rangpur Carmichael College
and reportedly was assigned to send bomb-making materials to the
JMB men in northern districts.
January 18: RAB personnel neutralize
a JMB hideout and recovered a cache of bomb-making material in Savar.
However, four JMB militants present in the hideout, located in the
third floor of a four-storied building at Mazidpur near Savar market
bus stand, managed to escape.
January 13: RAB personnel arrest
three JMB cadres from different places of the Rangpur district and
recovered 56 packs of power gel from one of the arrested militants.
January 9: RAB personnel neutralized
a JMB hideout and recovered locally-made iron cases, used for making
grenades, and a large amount of explosives from the Badda locality
of capital Dhaka.
January 7: RAB personnel neutralised
several militant hideouts in Narayanganj and recovered a huge amount
of explosives and locally made iron cases to be used for making
grenades. RAB personnel also arrested six militants of the banned
JMB, who possessed the bomb-making material.
December 29: Police arrest two alleged
JMB terrorists, identified as Mohammad Fahad and Mohammad Saiful,
along with firearms, ammunitions and detonators after they shot
at and injured a Police constable and a Police informant during
luggage checking at a check post on Rabna bypass in the Tangail
December 22: An informant of the
RAB and Police, whose tip-off led to the arrest of Siddiqul Islam
alias Bangla Bhai, ‘second-in-command’ of the JMB, is killed by
unidentified militants at village Binnakuri under Muktagachha sub-district
in the Mymensingh district.
December 20: The Barisal Divisional
Speedy Trial Tribunal acquits all of the nine accused in one of
the 12 cases lodged in connection with series bomb blasts at 18
places of Barisal city on August 17, 2005.
A Gazipur court puts Tangail district
‘commander’ of the JMB, identified as Abdullah Taslim alias Nahid,
on a five-day remand in connection with serial bomb blasts on August
17 in 2005.
November 28: The Supreme Court upheld
the death sentences passed on the six JMB militant leaders for killing
two judges in Jhalakathi.
November 14: A special tribunal
in the Naogaon district sentenced seven JMB militants to 80 years
rigorous imprisonment each for possessing arms and ammunition. They
were identified as Kawsar Sardar, Jalaluddin, Saidur Rahman alias
Sayeed, Mosharraf Hossain alias Mosha and Akram Hossain alias Malek
of Harirampur village under Patnitala sub-district of Naogaon, Abdul
Barek alias Barek of Chakujal village in Mahadebpur sub-district,
and Mostafizur Rahman alias Mosta of Boirati village in the Kaliganj
sub-district of Lalmonirhat.
November 10: Three suspected JMB
militants were arrested from Miakhannagar at Bakolia in Chittagong
city. Police sources said that the militants had arrived in the
Chittagong city three months ago and were planning to carry out
subversive activities in the area.
November 9: The Speedy Trial Tribunal-1
in Dhaka awarded death sentences to two members of the Majlish-e-Shura
of the JMB, Salauddin alias Salehin of Narayanganj and Rafiq Hassan
alias Hafez Mahmud of Jamalpur, in connection with the killing of
Abdul Gani alias Joseph Mandal, a medicine trader of Melandah in
Jamalpur, in September 2004. Following the verdict, the convicted
JMB cadres warned judge Shahed Nooruddin of death.
November 8: The JMB issued a death
threat on Mymensingh Pourasabha (Municipality) chairman Mahmud-Al-Noor
October 19: The Supreme Court fixed
November 5 for the hearing in petitions of six top JMB militants
regarding reconsidering the death sentence awarded to them.
October 18: The Third Additional
Metropolitan Sessions Judge in Chittagong sentenced two JMB militants
to 20 years' imprisonment in a case filed in connection with three
bomb attacks in Chittagong city in 2006.
October 3: A Majlish-e-Shura member
of the JMB, Abdul Awal, sought permission from the Supreme Court
to appeal against the death sentence awarded to him.
October 2: JMB ‘military commander’
Ataur Rahman Sunny submitted an application to the Dhaka Central
Jail authorities to be forwarded to the Supreme Court against the
death sentence awarded to him.
October 1: The registrar of the
Supreme Court stayed the executions of the convicted JMB leaders
Abdur Rahman and Bangla Bhai, after both sent letters through the
September 29: JMB leaders, Abdur
Rahman and Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai filed 'conditional'
applications in the Supreme Court seeking permission to appeal against
their death penalty.
September 27: The Fourth Additional
Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court in Dhaka sentenced JMB ‘military
commander’ Ataur Rahman Sunny and the outfit’s Gazipur unit ‘regional
commander’ Enayet Ullah Jewel to 60-years' imprisonment in two cases
filed under the Arms Act and the Explosive Substances Act with the
Sabujbagh Police Station on December 14, 2005.
September 26: Supreme Court stayed
the execution of the death sentence of JMB leader Iftekhar Hasan
Al Mamun after the convict files an application to the effect.
September 25: The First Additional
Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court in Dhaka sentenced JMB military
commander Ataur Rahman Sunny and four other JMB cadres to 11 years'
rigorous imprisonment in an August 17, 2005 bomb blast case.
September 21: Mohammed Reza Tarek
Ahmed, judge of the trial court in the Jhalakathi judges killing
case, signed the death warrants of seven JMB cadres including its
top leaders Abdur Rahman and Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai for
immediate execution of the sentences that were confirmed by the
September 18: Three JMB cadres were
sentenced to 12 years' rigorous imprisonment by a special tribunal
in Jamalpur under the Explosive Substance Act.
JMB cadre, Mansur Ali, was captured by civilians from a house at
Batail village of Chaddashato Union in the Kishoreganj district
and subsequently handed over to police.
September 2: RAB personnel arrested
five JMB cadres from the Gomostapur sub-district in the Chapainawabganj
August 31: High Court confirmed
death sentences awarded earlier to the seven JMB militant leaders
for killing two judges in Jhalakathi by the Additional District
and Sessions Judge of Jhalakathi on May 29.
The accused militants are JMB chief Abdur Rahman and second-in-command
Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, majlish-e-shura members Ataur
Rahman Sunny, Abdul Awal and Faruk Hossain Khan alias Khaled Saifullah,
suicide bombers Iftekhar Hasan Al Mamun and Asadul Islam alias Arif.
Eight JMB militants were sentenced to life imprisonment in Thakurgaon
and Rajshahi. A special tribunal in Gaibandha sentenced four JMB
militants to life imprisonment for their involvement in August 17,
2005-serial blasts in the Gaibandha town.
August 30: Abdul Khalek, a close
aide of Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, chief of the JMJB and
brother of JMJB’s second-in-command for the Baghmara sub-district,
Abdus Sattar, was arrested at Biprokaya village in the Rajshahi
August 28: The Dhaka Speedy Trial
Tribunal-1 sentenced Enayetullah Jewel, JMB’s Gazipur ‘regional
commander’ to 64 years' rigorous imprisonment in two cases filed
with the Joydevpur Police Station in January 2006.
August 15: The District and Sessions
Judge court in Laxmipur awarded death sentence to three JMB leaders
(Ataur Rahman Sunny, Masudur Rahman and Amjad Ali) and life imprisonment
to five of its cadres (Arifur Rahman, Azharul Islam, Maulana Emranul
Atahar, Maulana Ershadullah and Nazrul Islam) for their involvement
in the August 17, 2005-serial blasts in the district town.
August 2: At least 26 JMB cadres,
including one Afghan war veteran and two suicide bombers, were arrested
from the Mymensingh district.
July 23: Police arrested an ehsar
of the JMB, Monirul Islam Monir, from a mosque at Char Purapathia
village under Shibganj sub-district in Chapainawabganj.
A top aide to JMB second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla
Bhai, identified as Belal Hejati, was arrested in Bagmara in the
July 19: Special Tribunal-2 in Gaibandha
convicted two JMB ehsars in an August 17, 2005 bomb blast case under
Explosive Substances Act and sentenced them to 48 years of rigorous
imprisonment. The cadres were identified as Ziaur Rahman Badal also
known as Reaz and Abdul Quiyum.
July 18: A Special Tribunal in Kurigram
awarded life imprisonment to four JMB militants for their involvement
in serial blasts in the district town on August 17, 2005. The JMB
militants were identified as Al Haj Mohammed Shamsul Huda, Hafej
Mohammed Habib Ullah (Habib), Ekramul Haque and Shaheb Sarkar.
July 17: A court in Feni sentenced
six JMB cadres for life for the August 17 bombings in the district.
The convicts were Mahfuz Khandaker alias Faruk, Kamal Hossain Duke,
Mashiur Rahman, Redwan Haq, Shamim Hossain, and Rafiqul Islam. A
special court in Feni sentenced six JMB cadres to life imprisonment
for the August 17 bombings in the town. The cadres were identified
as Mahfuzur Rahman alias Faruk, Kamal Hossain alias Duke alias M
Gofran, Shamim Hossain alias Galib alias Saiful Islam, M Redwan,
Rafiqul Islam alias Javed and Nurul Islam alias Roman.
July 3: A court in Feni sentenced
six JMB cadres for life for the August 17 bombings in the district.
The convicts were Mahfuz Khandaker alias Faruk, Kamal Hossain Duke,
Mashiur Rahman, Redwan Haq, Shamim Hossain, and Rafiqul Islam.
June 21: The banks, including Sonali,
Agrani and Grameen banks, and a civil society organization, Swanirbhar
Bangladesh, located at Sadullapour sub-district in the Gaibandha
district, received threats of bomb attacks from the JMB.
June 13: RAB personnel arrested
a JMB militant, identified as Lutfar Rahman, from Dangapara area
in the Rajshahi district. Separately, police personnel arrested
another JMB militant, Sentu, from Shikdari Bazaar in the same district.
Police sources maintained that both the arrested militants are accomplices
of the JMB second-in-command, Bangla Bhai.
June 8: A Jamalpur court placed
two Majlish-e-Shura members of the JMB, Salahuddin and Hafez Mahmud,
on a seven-day remand in the Dr Gani Gomes killing case. Dr Gomez,
a converted Christian of Duanipara village under Sadar sub-district
of Jamalpur district, was killed at Hazipur Bazaar on the night
of September 18, 2004.
June 5: The JMB chief Abdur Rahman,
its second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai and three
other Majlish-e-Shura members, Ataur Rahman Sunny, Abdul Awal and
Khaled Saifullah, were placed on a 10-day remand in the case filed
for printing seditious leaflets and books on Jihad.
June 4: Minhaz alias Shaon, the
Comilla district ‘commander’ of the JMB, confessed to the killing
of Monir Hossain Sagar, a writer of Tangail, in the year 2000 at
the directive of the outfit’s chief Abdur Rahman for making "indecent
remarks" about Allah and the prophet in his books.
May 30: The Additional District
and Sessions Judge's Court in Patuakhali sentenced five militants
of the JMB to rigorous imprisonment for life and fines Taka 5,000
each in connection with the August 17, 2005-serial bomb blasts in
Patuakhali. They were identified as the outfit’s regional chief
in Patuakhali-Barguna region Masum Billah, Hafez Al-Amin alias Abdullah
alias Sentu, Mostafa Hasan Abu Zafor and Asadul alias Arif.
May 29: A court in Jhalakati sentenced
seven top Islamist militants, including JMB leader Abdur Rahman
and JMJB leader Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, to death for killing
two judges in a bomb attack in the Jhalakati town on November 14,
2005. "They will be hanged until death… I pronounce this highest
penalty as involvement of the accused has been proved beyond doubt,"
Judge Reza Tarik Ahmed said in his verdict.
May 22: The Special Tribunal-12
in Dhaka sentenced a JMB militant to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment
for possessing a powerful bomb.
May 20: PBCP-Red Flag cadres killed
a JMB leader, identified as Arif, at Banshbaria in the Naogaon district.
May 14: A Speedy Trial Tribunal
in Rajshahi sentenced 13 JMB and AHAB militants to life imprisonment
in an August 17, 2005-serial blast case in Joypurhat under the Explosives
May 2: RAB personnel arrested ‘Bogra
zone commander’ of the JMB, identified as Jahangir Alam alias Mokhlesur
Rahman alias Adnan Sami alias Ammar, from the Charmatha area of
May 1: RAB personnel arrested a
JMB militant, identified as Saydul, and recovered bomb-making materials
from Joynagar village in the Sherpur sub-district.
April 26: A Majlish-e-Shura member,
Khaled Saifullah, was arrested along with his wife, three children
and brother from a rented house at 8, Ideal Road, Paradagair under
Demra police station in Dhaka city.
April 25: RAB personnel arrested
two JMB militants, Mohammad Wasim and Ali Hossain, from Rupganj
in the Narayanganj district and recovered a huge cache of explosives
and bomb-making materials from them.
Salahuddin, Majlish-e-Shura (highest policy-making body) member
of the JMB, was arrested along with six of his associates from Halisahar
May 22: The Special Tribunal-12 in
Dhaka sentences a JMB militant to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment
for possessing a powerful bomb.
May 20: A JMB leader, identified as
Arif, was killed by suspected PBCP- Red Flag cadres at Banshbaria
in the Naogaon district.
May 14: A Speedy Trial Tribunal in
Rajshahi sentenced 13 militants belonging to the JMB and AHAB to
life imprisonment in an August 17, 2005-serial blast case in Joypurhat
under the Explosives Act.
May 2: RAB personnel arrested 'Bogra
zone commander' of the JMB, identified as Jahangir Alam alias Mokhlesur
Rahman alias Adnan Sami alias Ammar, from the Charmatha area of
May 1: RAB personnel arrested a JMB
militant, identified as Saydul, and recover bomb-making materials
from Joynagar village in the Sherpur sub-district.
April 26: JMB Majlish-e-Shura
member, Khaled Saifullah was arrested along with his wife, three
children and brother from a rented house at 8, Ideal Road, Paradagair
under Demra police station in Dhaka city.
April 25: Salahuddin, Majlish-e-Shura
member of the JMB, was arrested along with six of his associates
from Halisahar in Chittagong.
RAB personnel arrested two JMB militants, Mohammad Wasim and Ali
Hossain, from Rupganj in the Narayanganj district and recovered
a huge cache of explosives and bomb-making materials from them.
April 24: Fahima Chowdhury, wife of
JMB second-in-command Bangla Bhai, is sent to jail by a court in
April 23: Tangail district police arrested
a 28-year old JMB cadre, Khandakar Mohammad Zobaer, from a house
at Meer Kumullee village in the Delduar sub-district.
Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court in Jhalakathi framed
charges against JMB chief Abdur Rahman for killing two judges in
the district town in 2005.
April 20: The Fourth Additional Metropolitan
Sessions Judge's Court in Dhaka sentences JMB 'military commander',
Ataur Rahman Sunny, to 37 years' rigorous imprisonment in a case
for possessing firearms and ammunition.
April 16: RAB personnel arrested Abdul
Majid, a Jamaat-e-Islami leader, at Dinajpur Railway Station market
for his alleged links with the JMB.
April 13: RAB personnel arrested five
suspected JMB militants from different areas of Gaibandha district.
April 8: RAB personnel arrested JMB
ehsar, Mohammad Abdul Motaleb alias Masud, from the Shibganj police
station area of Chapainawabganj district.
March 28: RAB and police personnel
arrested two suspected JMB cadres, Haider Ali and Jamal Munshi,
from the Dinajpur court area.
March 28: Lutfur Rahman, ehsar (full-time
cadre) of the JMB, was arrested from village Cheragidaha under Shaghata
sub-district in the Gaibandha district.
March 17: JMB chief Abdur Rahman confessed
before the security agencies that the suicide bombing in Netrakona
on December 8, 2005 that killed eight people and wounded 50 others
was carried out by the outfit in retaliation for not releasing two
arrested cadres of the outfit, Sanaullah and Kawser Alam Sumon.
March 16: Government filed a sedition
case against all seven members of JMB's Majlish-e-Shura.
March 16: SF personnel arrested four
JMB militants from the Brahmanbaria district.
March 15: Security force personnel
arrested five JMB militants, including the outfit’s Sherpur ‘commander’
Mozahidul Islam Sumon, during raids conducted in the Brahmanbaria
and Sherpur districts.
March 13: RAB personnel conducted two
raids on JMB hideouts in Comilla town and arrested the outfit’s
‘commander’ of Comilla district, Mustafizur Rahman alias Sohel,
Abdus Samad Mintu, his wife and two children.
March 13: JMB bomb expert, Shakil alias
Mollah Omar, was killed along with his wife and two children during
an encounter with the RAB personnel at Kaliajuri in Comilla town.
JMB chief Abdur Rahman's son Nabil Rahman and JMB cadre Alamgir
alias Bijoy alias Shaikat were arrested from the incident site.
March 10: Police arrested a JMB cadre
from Sukh Nagar in the Gaibandha Sadar sub-district.
March 9: JMB chief Abdur Rahman confessed
that his outfit is behind the attacks on prominent writer Humayun
Azad and Rajshahi University teacher Prof. Yunus in 2004.
March 2: Security forces arrested the
JMB chief, Sheikh Abdur Rahman, from his hideout at East Shaplabagh
in the Sylhet city after a siege of more than 24 hours.
March 1: RAB personnel arrested 26
JMB militants holding a secret meeting at Uttar Dhanghara village
in the Gaibandha district.
February 26: RAB personnel arrested
four JMB militants, including the outfit's Bogra 'district commander',
from various places in Bogra.
February 21: JMB militant, Mahfuzul
Huq, surrenders to police in the Sitakunda sub-district of Chittagong.
February 20: Divisional Speedy Trial
Tribunal in Barisal sentences the absconding top JMB leaders Abdur
Rahman, Bangla Bhai, Molla Omar and Amzad alias Khalid Saifullah
to 40 years' rigorous imprisonment for abetting and plotting the
killing of two judges in Jhalakathi.
February 18: Bangladesh Awami Olama
League president, Mohammed Ismail Hossain, is threatened with death
over phone by a JMB cadre, Habibullah Kanchpuri.
February 13: RAB personnel arrest three
suspected JMB militants from a seminary under Biral sub-district
of Dinajpur district.
February 12: Masum Billah, a suicide
squad cadre of the JMB, in a statement, confessed to having carried
out bomb blasts at seven points in the Barguna town on August 17,
February 11: Dinajpur police arrested
a suspected JMB militant, identified as Moniruzzaman, from the Setabganj
February 11: JMB threatens to kill
the Dinajpur district judge and members of his family and blow up
his residence unless he practices "Law of Allah".
February 9: Barisal Speedy Trial Tribunal
sentences top JMB leaders, Ataur Rahman Sunny and Abdul Awal, and
suicide bomber Iftekhar Hasan Al Mamun to 40 years' rigorous imprisonment
each for killing two judges in Jhalakathi on November 14, 2005.
February 8: RAB personnel recover seven
grenades, 10 bullets and some books on jihad from the house of a
JMB cadre, Sekander Ali, at Parkasunda village in the Atrai sub-district
of Naogaon district.
February 7 & 8: RAB personnel arrested
four JMB militants, including three suicide squad members, from
various villages under Manda police station in the Naogaon district.
February 1: Two JMB militants, Mahmudur
Rahman Russel and Zahirul Islam, are arrested along with two hand
grenades and 33 lead splinters from Asgana village under Mirzapur
sub-district in the Tangail district.
January 30: A district-level JMB leader,
Amzad Hossain, is arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel
from Titpara under Dimla sub-district in the Nilphamari district.
January 30: A JMB ‘regional commander’
of the Tongi-Uttara area, Abdullah al Sohail al Maruf alias Akash,
was arrested by the RAB personnel from Ashulia in the Gazipur district.
January 29: Two JMB militants, including
the outfit's Chittagong divisional chief Mohammad alias Javed Iqbal,
confess to their involvement in the August 17, 2005 bomb blast cases
before a court.
January 27: Two JMB militants, identified
as suicide bomber Shahidul Islam alias Palash alias Emon and Nur
Alam, were arrested from Sarulia village under Mollahat sub-district
in the Bagerhat district.
January 26: Two JMB militants, Abdul
Quyum alias Kamal and Harun, are arrested by the RAB personnel near
Gaibandha Bus Terminal in the Gaibandha district.
January 23: JMB ‘regional commander’,
Ziaur Rahman alias Badal alias Reaz Ahmed, was arrested along with
two live bombs and five books on jihad from Ayub Ali Ansari mosque
at Sukhnagar area in the Gaibandha district.
January 19: A JMB militant, Shafiqul
Islam Dulu, is arrested from Tangail Sari Kutir in the Feni town
for his involvement in the August 17, 2005 country-wide bombings.
January 17: A JMB suicide bomber, Abdul
Wares, hailing from Komor village under sadar sub-district, was
arrested from Joypurhat rail station, while waiting for a train
to go to Rajshahi to meet the outfit’s ‘district commander’.
January 15: A JMB militant, Obaidullah
Sumon, is sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment and a fine of Taka
2,000 or two-month jail in default, on charges of the August 17,
2005 country-wide explosions, by a court in the Kishoreganj district.
January 8: A huge cache of arms and
explosives, including three kilograms of gunpowder, one pistol,
two country-made shooter guns, one foreign-made shutter gun, 16
bullets, five cartridges and three knives are recovered by police
from a JMB hideout at a graveyard in the Dakkhin Khan village of
January 6: A JMB hideout is neutralised
and a huge cache of explosives and bomb-making equipments, including
several thousand circuits and two kilograms sulphur, 250 grams thinner,
800 millilitres acetone, potassium chloride and huge quantity of
electrical equipment, are recovered by the RAB at Purba Ashkona
in the Uttara locality of capital Dhaka.
January 5: A JMB hideout is neutralised
by the RAB and two cadres are arrested at Moinartek in Dhaka city's
January 3: JMB militants, through a
letter, threaten to blow up a gas field at Shahjibazar in the Habiganj
January 2: JMB cadre, Abdul Alim, involved
in the August 17 bomb blasts in Dhaka, is arrested along with a
large number of books on jihad from Singair village in the
Kalihati sub-district of Tangail district.
January 2: JMB Bagha sub-district unit
'commander', Tashikul Islam, ‘responsible’ for collecting subscription
from local JMB activists and sending the money to ‘sub-district
commanders' in Rajshahi and Naogaon districts, is arrested by the
RAB in front of the Bagha High School gate in Rajshahi district.
January 2: The president and secretary
of Kishoreganj Press Club and three editors of local newspapers
are threatened with death in Kishoreganj district for their reports
against the JMB through a letter sent by an unidentified JMB ‘commander’.
January 1: A charge-sheeted militant
of the JMB, Mamun Gazi, involved in the August 17 countrywide bomb
blasts, surrendered to a court in Narail district.
December 26: The ‘chief counsellor’
of the Rajshahi zone of the JMB, Lutfar Rahman, is arrested from
the Bagmara area following information obtained from the arrested
‘military commander’ of the outfit, Ataur Rahman Sunny.
December 14: The JMB Chittagong 'divisional
chief', Mohammad alias Aman Ullah, and his associate, Jafar, are
arrested from a hideout at Kattali in the port city of Chittagong.
December 13: JMB militants, Ataur Rahman
alias Sunny, the 'operations commander' and younger brother of the
outfit’s chief Shaikh Abdur Rahman, and Fariduzzaman Swapan, are
arrested from the Tejgaon area of capital Dhaka.
December 8: Six persons were killed
and 46 injured by a suicide bomber of the JMB in front of the office
of the Udichi, cultural wing of the Communist Party of Bangladesh,
in the Netrakona district.
December 7: The ‘regional commander’
of the Khulna division of the JMB and an Islami Oikya Jote leader
from the Msitripiara village, Mohiuddin Faruqi, were arrested.
December 1: 29 JMB militants are arrested
along with a huge amount of foreign currencies, leaflets, books
on jihad and militancy related materials in the Rajshahi, Manikganj,
Rangpur and Sylhet districts.
November 29: Nine people, including
two lawyers and a police constable, were killed and 78 persons injured
in two suicide bomb attacks by the JMB cadres in the Chittagong
and Gazipur court premises. The Gazipur suicide bomber was killed
and the Chittagong suicide bomber, Abul Bashar, was seriously injured
in the incident.
November 16: JMB sent letters to four
judges in the Pabna, Khulna and Rajshahi districts asking them implement
Islamic laws. The outfit’s cadres also made phone calls to a sub-district
administrative officer and an assistant commissioner in the Bhola
district threatening to kill them.
November 15: JMB, in a letter sent
to the district and sessions judge of Patuakhali, threatens to blow
up the Patuakhali district Judge Court.
November 14: A JMB cadre, belonging
to the suicide squad of the outfit, exploded a bomb killing two
senior assistant judges and wounding three people in the district
headquarter of Jhalakathi.
November 7: Six suspected JMB cadres
are arrested from the Bogra and Chapainawabganj districts.
November 7: The Bangladesh Home Ministry
orders security agencies to arrest JMB leaders Shaikh Abdur Rahman
and Siddiqur Rahman alias ‘Bangla Bhai’ and other absconding members
of the outfit by November 10.
November 6: JMB threatens to blow up
the Dumuria Police Station, Upazila Nirbahi Office and the Rangpur
Union Police Camp in the Khulna district before November 25. A hand-written
letter to this effect was received by the Dumuria sub-district Nirbahi
Officer and the officer-in-charge of Dumuria Police Station.
November 2: Police seize one kilogram
of RDX, 500 grams of ammonia and 500 grams of sulphur from a private
courier consignment belonging to the JMB in Rajshahi district.
October 28: The Government announces
a reward of $152,000 for information leading to the arrest of JMB
chief Abdur Rahman and JMJB leader Bangla Bhai.
October 25: The JMB threatens to blow
up all police stations in Bangladesh unless Islamic law and Islamic
constitution are implemented. A JMB leader, Maulana Hafizur Rahman,
sent a letter to this effect from Chapainawabganj district to the
police commissioner in Rajshahi.
October 23: The JMB, in a letter sent
to the Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet, threatens to blow up two police
stations in the Khulna district, Kanai Ghat and Zakiganj, within
the next 15 days.
October 20: JMB threatens to bomb the
office of the Tangail district jailor and the hospital within a
October 18: The Sylhet Divisional Speedy
Trial Tribunal Judge, Biplob Goswami, is injured in a bomb attack
carried out by a JMB cadre in front of the judge's residence in
October 17: The JMB threatens to blow
up 17 offices and important establishments in the Kushtia district
if police continued to arrest and harass its activists and their
activities are obstructed.
October 6: The police raid a militant
hideout at Chandpur town and arrest Shamim Hossain alias Ghalib,
a 'sector commander' of the JMB in charge of operations in the Chandpur,
Comilla, Luxmipur and Noakhali areas.
October 3: Two persons were killed
and 38 others, including a district judge and one police personnel,
were injured in five bomb explosions targeting courtrooms and court
premises in the Chandpur, Laxmipur and Chittagong districts.
September 22: A JMB hideout, used to
manufacture at least 60 bombs used in the August 17 bombings, was
neutralised at Batiaghata in the Khulna district.
September 15: Police arrested two top
JMB cadres, Maolana Shahidullah Faruk, 'section commander' in Chapainawabganj,
and Mohammed Tufan, an explosives expert in Chapainawabganj, from
September 11: Police arrests Moulana
Obaidur Rahman Ibne Fazle, younger brother of the JMB chief Abdur
Rahman, at Madarganj sub-district in the Jamalpur district.
September 4: State Minister for Home
Affairs, Lutfozzaman Babar, said that the JMB and Janajuddha faction
of the PBCP are primarily responsible for the August 17 serial bombings.
August 28: Khagrachhari police arrests
four suspected JMB leaders and activists and recovered bomb-making
material, remote control devices and party literature from their
August 26: The Government for the first
time officially disclosed that the banned Islamist militant organisation
Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh was responsible for the August 17
serial bomb blasts across the country. "It seems from the confessional
statements of the four JMB activists that the organisation is responsible
for the bombings," said Mohammad Mohsin, Joint Secretary (Political)
in the Home Ministry.
Note:Compiled from news reports and