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Bangladesh Timeline Year 2017

Date

Incidents

January 1

AL's general secretary Obaidul Quader said "We initially assume that religious extremist forces might be responsible and they must pay highly for the killing."

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Rangpur Range) Khandker Golam Faruq on told "We are looking into all possible sides but involvement of militants or Jamaat is on top of them."

Police in a special drive arrested 16 leaders and cadres of JeI-ICS from different places in Nilphamari District on charge of planning subversive activities in the areas.

January 2

14 JeI-ICS leaders and cadres were arrested in Gaibandha District in a case filed in connection with the murder of AL MP Manjurul Islam Liton.

January 4

Police arrested four activists of JeI from different areas of Gaibandha District in connection with the killing of AL MP Manzurul Islam Liton. Police also recovered a large number of explosives and jihadi books from their possession.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged people of all strata to stay alert to keep the student community away from militancy and terrorism.

January 5

ICT demanded departmental action against Ali Ahmed Hashmi, an Inspector, and Rafiqul Islam, an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Detective Branch of Police for trying to keep a witness from testifying in a war crimes case.

January 6

Two Neo JMB leaders were killed in a gunfight with Police in Dhaka city. Police recovered a pistol, three bullets and a knife from the spot.

Police arrested four activists of JeI while they were gathering to plot subversive activities in South Buruj Bangan village of Jessore District. Police recovered eight crude bombs from them.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal while talking to newsmen at his Dhanmondi residence in Dhaka city said that none of the militants would be spared.

January 7

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque proposed to establish de-radicalization and rehabilitation centres in Jail to prevent them from motivating prisoners to join militancy.

January 8

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal while presiding over a review meeting on the preparation of the Bishwa Ijtema at Tongi municipality under Gazipur City Corporation in Gazipur District said there is no militancy threat in the country at this moment.

January 9

RAB arrested 10 suspects of JMB from Dhaka city. Of them, four were former colleagues of fugitive top JMB militant Maynul Islam Musa, a suspect in the July 1, 2016 Gulshan café attack.

DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia speaking at a ceremony to give financial aid to the families of police officers who died in the Gulshan attack said the risk of terror attacks remains despite the Government's efforts to round-up terrorists.

January 10

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a huge public rally at Dhaka city's Suhrawardy Udyan called upon all to put up strong resistance against militancy and terrorism.

Launching a stinging critique of BNP and JeI, Hasina said "BNP-Jamaat lives in Bangladesh, their mind is in Pakistan."

January 11

Police arrested six JeI activists from a house at Housenagar village in Chapainawabganj District when they were holding a clandestine meeting. Police recovered five crude bombs from them.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said that the activities of extremists across the country remained under control of the Government.

DMP Commissioner Mohamad Asaduzzaman Mia said that militants are getting funds from home and abroad.

January 12

Police arrested 11 cadres of ICS while holding a secret meeting at a hostel of Eden School and College in Mohammadpur area of Chittagong District.

RAB DG Benazir Ahmed said that they have intensified intelligence surveillance to oversee the activities of the extremists and their patrons aimed at rooting out extremism from the country.

January 13

Neo JMB leader Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi, another mastermind of 'Dhaka cafe attack' was arrested by CTTC unit from Elenga in Dhaka city.

Police arrested a militant of JMB from his Pabnapara home in Natore District while planning to carry out subversive activities. Police recovered four pistols, six magazines, 17 bullets, six knives, six straight razors and some bomb-making materials from the house.

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque said that Police will never bow down to terrorists and militants.

Investigators said that Neo JMB leader Mainul Islam alias Abu Musa, who is believed to be the new operational chief, is trying to reorganize the militant outfit.

January 14

Police arrested three activists of JeI from different places of Gaibandha District in connection with the killing of Manzurul Islam Liton, ruling AL MP.

Police arrested a JeI leader accused in different arson cases from Station Road area of Rangpur District. The arrestee Obaidullah Salafi (47) is the general secretary of Rangpur District JeI unit.

January 15

CTTC Chief Monirul Islam said that Neo JMB leader Jahangir Alam, who was one of the masterminds behind the Gulshan café attack, was also the chief of the killing squad with expertise in using sharp weapons and hacking people to death.

January 16

RAB killed Abdur Razzak (42) 'regional leader' of PBCP in an encounter in Bilshalangi village of Pabna District. Three RAB members suffered minor injuries during the operation. RAB recovered a pistol, several rounds, as well as a number of sharp weapons from Razzak.

Police on January 16 arrested Saiful Islam Dulal (45), a militant of JMB in Chandpur Pabnapara area of Natore District. Saiful is the elder brother of arrested JMB's 'regional commander' Fazlur Rahman Taher alias Raj (23).

January 17

RAB arrested a militant of JMB in the Waizghat area of Old Dhaka city. RAB recovered two knives, three jihadi books and some leaflets from Tuhin's possession.

January 18

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the Home Ministry to be on alert to preclude any untoward incidents like target killings, sabotage, and attacks on the minorities and their houses by vested quarters, especially militant groups.

January 19

Police arrested a cadre of ICS from South Shibrampur village in Gaibandha District in connection with the killing Manzurul Islam Liton.

HRW urged the Government to disband RAB. The HRW urged the Government following the Narayanganj seven-murder verdict.

President Abdul Hamid said that the anti-liberation forces are killing people and unleashing terrorism in the country.

Two Bangladeshis were arrested for their suspected links to IS in Malaysia. The Bangladeshis, aged 27 and 28, worked as salesmen, and were arrested in Kuala Lumpur.

January 22

Unidentified armed men killed a 'regional leader' of PBSP in Badlapara area of Pabna District. The deceased was identified as Kubad Ali Sikder alias Kubad (40).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that Manjurul Islam Liton was killed for resisting JeI-ICS. She said JeI-ICS had been making constant attempts to kill him as he put up resistance against the evil force.

January 23

Neo-JMB leader Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi (32) confessed to plotting the Gulshan café attack before a Dhaka court. He also admitted that he recruited operatives in the militant outfit.

January 24

Police arrested war crimes accused Abdul Ali Mollah (65) in Bagerhat District hours after the ICT-1 issued warrant against him in a case filed for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing senior Police officers at her office on the occasion of the Police Week 2017 directed Police to raise engagement in combating terrorism and militancy.

January 26

JMB 'leader' Abdul Gaffar was arrested in the case filed over carrying out grenade attacks at two mosques inside Bangladeshi Navy's Issa Khan Base in Chittagong District during Juma prayers in December 2015.

Police arrested a JeI leader accused in four sabotage cases from Islami Adarsha Bidya Niketon in Lalmonirhat District. The arrestee is Abu Hena Mohamad Erhsad Hossain Sazu (48). He is coordinator of JeI leaders and activists of Lalmonirhat-1 constituency.

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque instructed field-level Police officials to keep an eye on the Rohingyas following allegation that some of them are being motivated to join the IS.

January 28

RAB arrested two suspected HuJI-B militants in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga District. The arrested were identified as Abdullah Al Mamun and Rakibul Islam. RAB recovered many militancy related booklets and bomb-making materials from their possession.

January 29

JeI activist Monirul Islam (35) was arrested during a raid on a 'secret office' in Seroil Kanchabazar area of Rajshahi District. Two crude bombs, 3,000 jihadi books and hundreds of leaflets of JeI and ICS were recovered during the raid.

January 31

Four cadres of ICS were arrested from Shaheed Habibur Rahman Hall of Rajshahi University in Rajshahi District for conducting subversive activities. The arrestees are Abu Jafar, Saiful Islam, Enamul Islam and Abdul Alim.

A Joypurhat court framed charges against 14 militants of JMB in a case over the killing of three 'village police' in Uttar Moheshpur village of Joypurhat District in 2003.

February 1

RAB arrested four Neo-JMB militants from Jatrabari area of Dhaka city. RAB also recovered two pistols, 21 bullets, four sharp weapons, huge explosives, mobile phone sets and other electronic devices from their possessions.

USA State Department assessed Dhaka as a "high-threat" location for political violence, terrorist activities and crimes directed at or affecting Washington's "official interests.

February 2

Police arrested 28 female leaders and activists of JeI in Mohammadpur area in Dhaka city while holding a secret meeting on the second floor of a building on Nurjahan Road in the area. Police recovered leaflets of JeI and money receipts from their possession.

February 3

Jony Molla (31), a 'regional leader' of PBCP was killed at Bejerdanga in Khulna District. Police said that two or three unidentified assailants hurled two or three bombs targeting Jony while he was near Tarun Sangha Club at Bejerdanga.

Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Ignatov said his country is happy to note that the authorities of Bangladesh are actively dealing with the threat of terrorism.

February 4

Police arrested 24 activists and leaders of Islami Samaj from Chittagong city of Chittagong District while holding a clandestine meeting and plotting for sabotage.

February 6

Police quizzed Neo-JMB north Bengal 'military commander' Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, a mastermind of the Gulshan café attack to find out his links to two other militant attacks in Bogra District.

Describing terrorism as a global phenomenon, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed called for combating this social vice collectively.

February 7

Eight cadres of ICS were arrested when they were holding a meeting at Retina Coaching Centre in Rangpur city of Rangpur District.

February 8

Police arrested Rustam Ali (70), a war crimes accused hours after ICT-1 ordered the arrest of three men who allegedly committed crimes during the Liberation War of 1971 in Jamalpur District.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sought more cooperation from all including armed forces in combating militancy and terrorism to keep undisrupted the country's ongoing development process.

February 9

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Narayanpur Gramtali Bazar in Jamalpur District. The arrestee was identified as Al Beruni Sabuj (35).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged imams to prevent the misinterpretation of Islam to help the Government stamp out terrorism and militancy.

February 10

Officials at the Police Headquarters said that Police is going to create commando teams in all metropolitan areas and range Police units to deal with any crisis situation such as militant attack or hostage situation.

February 11

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said terrorism and extremism have no room in the country as the law enforcers and intelligence agencies are working to root out the menaces.

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque while inaugurating the APBN specialized training centre at Pankhaiapara in Khagrachari District said Police need specialized training to tackle terror attacks, hostage taking and militancy.

February 12

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the members of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP to play a stronger role against the menaces of terrorism and militancy.

February 13 A court in Dinajpur District indicted five militants of JMB for looting a refueling station in 2015. They are Saddam Hossan, Osman Goni, Ahsan Habib, Jobayer Hossain and Ramzan Ali.
February 14

Abu Musa alias Abujar alias Abu Talha alias Robin alias Samiul (32), a 'regional coordinator' of JMB was killed in a gunfight with Police at Kahalu in Bogra District. Police recovered a pistol, three bullets and several sharp weapons from the spot.

A Dhaka court indicted former JMB ameer Saidur Rahman and two others in a case filed under the anti-terrorism act. The other two people indicted are Abdullah Kafi and his wife Ayesha Akhter.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told the Parliament that the Government has constituted a "quick response team" in every District comprising members of all law enforcement agencies for combating militancy and terrorism swiftly.

February 15

Nistar alias Jahid alias Nizam (40), a 'regional leader' of PBSP was killed in a gunfight with Police at Aminpur of Pabna District. Three Constables of Police were injured in the gunfight. Police also recovered two shutter guns, two machetes and three rounds of bullets from the spot.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the Government should take initiative to declare March 25 as genocide day as marauding Pakistani Army on that day in 1971 carried out one of the worst genocides in the modern history against unarmed people of Bangladesh.

February 16

RAB arrested five militants of JMB from JU in Dhaka city for creating anarchy on campus. The arrestees are identified as Abdullha Tushar, Zahid Hossain, Abdur Rahman, Mominur Rahman and Rita Akhter.

February 17

Moazzem Fakir (32), a cadre of PBSP was killed in a gunfight with Police in Pangsha of Rajbari District. Police recovered one shutter gun and one bullet from the spot.

February 19

A five-day DG-level conference between BGB and BSF began in Dhaka city. After the conference, a Joint Record of Discussions would be signed by the two sides.

February 20

RAB arrested three militants of JMB at Kanchpur area of Narayanganj District planning to carry out subversive activities. RAB recovered five sharp weapons, five crude bombs and bomb making materials from them.

Police arrested three leaders of JeI in Raninagar of Naogaon District. Police recovered two crude bombs and sharp weapons from them.

A key 'organiser' of ABT, Redwanul Azad Rana, along with his 'associate' Ashraf were arrested soon after the duo had landed in Dhaka city after being deported by Malaysian authorities.

Police arrested a militant of JMB accused in four cases filed with Police from Par-Kasunda village in Naogaon District.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina slammed Pakistan for spreading false propaganda about genocide carried out by the Pakistan occupation force during the Liberation War in 1971.

February 22

The Federal Court of Canada labelled BNP as a 'terrorist organisation'. Canadian Apex court's Judge Henry S Brown in his judicial review gave the observation disposing of an appeal petition filed on May 16, 2016, by BNP activist Mohammad Jewel Hossain Gazi.

February 23

Police arrested two cadres of Jamaat-e-Taliban from Shahjahanpur residence in Dhaka city on charge of issuing a death threat to Japanese national Yoshumobu Tatewaki.

HuJI-B chief Mufti Abdul Hannan filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking review of its judgment that upheld his death penalty in a case filed for the 2004 grenade attack on the then UK envoy in Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the Canadian court's recent verdict has proved that BNP is actually a terrorist party.

Sources said that the Government is going to set up seven more special anti-terrorism tribunals at five divisional headquarters in Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet and Rangpur to try arson cases against leaders of the BNP and JeI.

February 25

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque at a meeting on community policing in Dinajpur District said that the law enforcers had taken all necessary preparations to tackle militant activities and drug smuggling.

February 26

Police arrested six female activists of JeI in Dhaka city's Kadamtali area while they were holding a secret meeting there.

RAB arrested a militant of JMB with 11 Jihadi books and some leaflets at Kakonhat railway station in Rajshahi District. RAB said that Mohamad Ansar Ali (36) used to sell vests and send his earnings to another militant Sakib, who is still on the run.

February 28

Two Policemen were injured as suspected militants stabbed them in Bujruk Rajarampur village of Rajshahi District. Police arrested suspected attacker Aminul Islam identified as a JMB cadre.

Five cadres of ICS were arrested from a madrasa at Chandpur village in Bogra District while they were allegedly planning subversive activities.

A team of CTTC unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan (60), a Neo-JMB 'commander' in a bus near Kakoli crossing in Dhaka city.

A Rangpur Court awarded death penalties to five JMB militants for the killing of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi in 2015. The convicts are: Rangpur 'region military commander' of JMB Masud Rana Mamun, Ishaque Ali, Liton Mia Rafiq, Shakhawat Hossain and Ahsanullah Ansari Biplob.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her Government has created massive awareness against militancy and terrorism.

March 1

Police arrested a militant of JMB in Nejampur railway station area of Chapainawabaganj District. The arrestee is Nazmul Islam (50). Police recovered seven home-made bombs from his possession.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Parliament said that derailed militants who would come back from the wrong path would be rehabilitated in future.

March 2

The 'military chief' of Neo-JMB's Rajshahi divisional unit has been killed in a gunfight with the Police at Jamnagar village of Bogra District. Police claimed that they had recovered a pistol, three rounds of bullets and two magazines from the spot.

The 'military chief' of Neo-JMB's Rajshahi divisional unit has been killed in a gunfight with the Police at Jamnagar village of Bogra District. Police claimed that they had recovered a pistol, three rounds of bullets and two magazines from the spot.

CTTC Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested the 'spiritual leader' of Neo-JMB at Dhaka city. The arrested was identified as Maulana Abul Kashem, amir (chief) of the faction of the extremist outfit.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at a programme in Jamalpur District said that proper actions alongside professional development of the law enforcers have helped to curb militancy in the country.

March 3

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque has written to the ICT that Police will submit reports every 15 days to the ICT about the war crimes fugitives with reasons behind their failure to arrest.

March 4

ICT-1 set April 17 for passing order on charge framing in crimes against humanity case against four alleged Razakars from Moulvibazar District.

March 5

Morshed Sharif Hasan (46), an organizer of HuJI-B was surrendered to RAB in Kushtia District. RAB said that Morshed had been working with HuJI-B since 2015.

Government banned Ansar Al Islam, the Bangladesh chapter of AQIS, as its activities already posed a threat to public security.

March 6

Two crude bombs were hurled at a prison van carrying HuJI-B chief Mufti Hannan and some of his associates at Tongi towns in Gazipur District. No one was injured in the incident. Police recovered two patrol bombs, two sound grenades, two crude bombs and two machetes.

Chapainawabganj Court sentenced a militant of JMB to life term imprisonment in an arms case of July 7, 2009.

Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, a key planner of Gulshan café attack and JMB's 'military commander' for northern region confessed to killing Bogra journalist Dipankar Chakrabarty in 2004.

Police submitted charge-sheets against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and 77 others in two cases of arson attacks which killed sleeping passengers on a bus at Chauddagram in Comilla District in 2015.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon said that the BNP-JeI alliance had created Neo-JMB for carrying out secret assassinations across Bangladesh.

March 7

Militants attacked a Police team during a routine check of a bus on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla District. Two attackers were arrested. Four crude bombs and a sharp knife were recovered from their possessions. Later, they were identified as JMB militants.

CTTC Unit recovered seven improvised grenades and large quantity of bomb making material from a house in Mirsarai of Chittagong District which is believed to be a hideout Neo-JMB.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the militancy problem in the country remained under control amidst people-police joint efforts.

March 8

Police recovered 29 grenades, huge bomb-making materials, including 280 packets of metal balls and 40 packets of explosive gel and nine machetes from a house believed to be a hideout Neo-JMB in Mirsharai area of Chittagong District.

ICT-1 indicted five war crimes suspects from Patuakhali on two counts of crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. They face the charges of killing and rape. The Tribunal set April 26 for beginning their trial.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal attending a views exchange meeting in Rajshahi District said that the BNP-JeI nexus is now patronizing militant activities after they failed to topple the Government through arson attacks due to mass resistance.

Comilla SP Mohamad Shah Abid Hasan at a press briefing held at his office auditorium said that the JMB militants arrested in Comilla had bigger plans.

March 9

Police arrested Mohammed Belal Hossain (55), president of Senbagh Municipality unit JeI of Noakhali, is accused in at least eight cases filed over subversive activities in Sadarghat area of Chittagong city in Chittagong District.

Police arrested Mohammed Belal Hossain (55), president of Senbagh Municipality unit JeI of Noakhali, is accused in at least eight cases filed over subversive activities in Sadarghat area of Chittagong city in Chittagong District.

March 10

Hefazat-e-Islam renewed its threats to besiege Dhaka city if the Greek idol of justice "Themis" was not removed from the Supreme Court premises immediately.

March 11

Rajshahi Police arrested five JMB militants named Abdus Sattar (33), Abdul Mannan (35), Abul Hossain (55), Lutfar Rahman (38) and Rohidul Islam (43) accused in several militancy-related cases.

Natore Police arrested JMB militants Shahab Uddin (45) and Rahedul Islam (46) accused in a militant case.

Naogaon Police arrested JMB militants Khairul Islam (25) and Abdul Mannan (45) facing several charges including extortion.

AL Publicity and Publication Secretary Hasan Mahmud while addressing a press conference in Dhaka city said the BNP-led 20-party alliance has been patronizing extremism to serve its ulterior motive.

March 12

Two cadres of PBCP were killed in a gunfight with Police at Rahimabad Ambagan in Satkhira District. Police recovered two shutter guns, two bombs, two sharp weapons and two bullets from the spot.

Police arrested a militant of JMB at Baghmara in Rajshahi District. The arrested was identified as Abdur Razzak.

March 13

In Pabna District, Police arrested JMB militants Shafiqul Islam (30), Ziaul Karim Sujon (32) and Muhamad Shahid (26).

In Rajshahi District, Police arrested JMB militants Abu Jafar (40) and Abul Khair (45).

March 14

Police arrested Mostafizur Rahman Shahin (41), a 'regional commander' of JMB from Gopalpur area in Pabna District.

Hizbut Tawhid organized a press conference at Press Club in Pabna District reminiscing Noakhali's Sonaimuri incident that left two of their activists killed in 2016.

Food Minister Qamrul Islam said that certain quarters are hatching fresh conspiracies with a view to turning Bangladesh into a militant state.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohamad Shahriar Alam said there is no existence of Islamic State and other international terror outfits in the country.

March 15

Police busted a JMB den at Sitakunda in Chittagong District. Police arrest an extremist couple with their kid and recovered a pistol and a huge quantity of circuits used to prepare time-bombs in their house.

A Dhaka court framed charges against 11 militants of JMB in a case filed over carrying out attacks on VIPs, VVIPs and at important establishments in the country.

March 16

Five persons, including a woman and a toddler, were killed in a Police raid on a Neo-JMB den at a two-storey building at Sitakunda in Chittagong District. An explosion injured two Policemen. Police recovered 10 bombs, three suicide vests and explosive substances possible to make 40 to 50 powerful bombs.

Tajul Islam Mahmud alias Mama Hujur (46), 'regional commander' of HuJI-B was killed during a gunfight with Police in Kuti Chowmuhani area of Brahmanbaria District. Three Policemen were also injured in the incident. Police recovered 25 improvised bombs, five pipe guns, four bullets and five locally made sharp weapons from the spot.

Police arrested four cadres of JeI-ICS at Koroi Krishi College in Joypurhat District when they were planning to carry out subversive activities. Police recovered eight Molotov cocktails, two crude bombs and 300 grams of gunpowder.

A militant of HuJI-B was arrested from Kathgola area in Mymensingh District. The arrestee was identified as Abu Farha Humman (37) charged with cases of terrorism with Police in both Mymensingh and Chittagong Districts.

Sources said that Police have drawn up a list of nearly 5,000 suspected militants and a special drive is underway to arrest them. The arrestees are from different militant outfits, including JMB, its offshoot Neo-JMB, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Shahadat-e Al Hikma and Allar Dal.

Chittagong Range's Deputy Inspector General Mohamad Shafiqul Islam said that home grown militant organisations including Neo-JMB are setting up hideouts in the hilly regions of the country.

March 17

A suspected suicide bomber sneaked into a RAB barrack and blew him up in Ashkona area of Dhaka city. Two RAB personnel suffered splinter injuries. According to BBC Bangla, Islamic State claimed credit for the attack.

Police arrested a war crimes accused at Bularati village in Satkhira. Abdullah Baki was arrested from his residence following an arrest warrant issued by the ICT on March 8.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said people's united efforts can enable the nation to combat militancy and terrorism.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said people's united efforts can enable the nation to combat militancy and terrorism.

March 18

A man carrying bombs was killed in RAB firing when he tried to penetrate a check post with a motorcycle in Khilgaon area of Dhaka city. Two RAB members were also injured during the incident. One IED and several bombs were recovered from him.

Police arrested three activists of JeI from a house at Baluchar village in Chapainawabganj District. Police also recovered two pistols, six rounds of bullets, two magazines, 1.5 kg gunpowder and some Jihadi books from them.

Chittagong District Police recovered 15 bombs and grenades, six drums of liquid hydrogen peroxide and jells from the Neo-JMB hideout at Sitakunda where five people, including a child, were killed on March 16.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said "There'll be no place of militancy and terrorism on Bangladesh soil... the stern stance that we've taken against it will continue. You have to remain vigil so that no one of your children can get involved in militancy and terrorism."

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque said "We have already identified masterminds of extremists and their networks alongside the neo-JMB. The law enforcement agencies are working to arrest militants and their close associates."

March 19

Three persons including two Policemen and Police informant were injured in an attack by cadres of Samrat Khaja Bahini during a drive at Majidpur in Dhaka city.

Police arrested six militants from different places on March 19, reports The Daily Star.

In Patuakhali District's Kalapara area, four JMB cadres were arrested while planning sabotage activities. They were identified as Milon Sikder (28), Kamal Hossain (30), Babul Khan (45) and Pappu (28).

In Lalmonirhat District's Kaliganj area, Police arrested a leader of ICS who is wanted in a sabotage case. He was identified as Hasanul Haque Banna (28), president of the Hatibandha unit of ICS.

In Sylhet District's Khasdabir area, RAB arrested cadre of Hizb-ut-Tahrir at his residence. The arrestee is Ashraful Karim Khan (28).

SC upheld death penalty on HuJI-B leader Mufti Hannan and two others for attempting to kill British envoy to Bangladesh in 2004. The other two death row convicts are Shahedul Alam alias Bipul and Delowar Hossain alias Ripon.

March 20 Police arrested 65 leaders and cadres of ICS for plotting subversive activities from Kushtia District. Police recovered 20 hand bombs, 17 radical books and party documents from their possessions.
March 21

RAB arrested five militants of JMB on charge of planning to attack Government establishments from Dhaka city. Raw materials used in making bombs, two fake firearms and jihadi books were recovered from their possession.

RAB Additional Director General (Operations) Anwar Latif Khan said that although extremists had become cornered because of continuous anti-extremist activities of the law enforcing agencies, they were trying to reorganize in small groups.

March 22

Police arrested 20 leaders and cadres of ICS with Jihadi books from different dormitories in Nawdapara area of Rajshahi District accused in a case filed under the anti-terrorism law.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaking at her office marking the distribution of Bangladesh University Grants Commission's (UGC's) gold medals among the winners of 2013 and 2014 said that terrorism and militancy are global problems.

Foreign Secretary Mohamad Shahidul Haque at the inaugural session of a workshop styled "Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Bangladesh," at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka 22 said that terrorism needs to be prevented not countered.

Humayun Kabir, DIG Crime Management at the Police Headquarters said that militants are trying to involve their family members with militancy either by force or motivation as they have got isolated following the drives by Police, RAB and other law enforcement agencies.

March 23 Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq speaking in a press briefing said that Bangladesh will write to the UN seeking recognition of March 25 as Genocide Day.
March 24

A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up at a Police check-post in front of Shahjalal International Airport intersection in Dhaka city. There was no other casualty.

After around two hours, Islamic State took credit for the attack through its Arabic Amaq news agency, reports Dhaka Tribune.

Two Neo-JMB militants were arrested in connection with the attack on a Jatra Pandal near Kantaji Temple in Dinajpur District in December, 2015. Police recovered 10 crude bombs and jihadi books from them.

Police cordoned off a five-storey building in Sylhet city of Sylhet District where suspected militants are believed to have been holing up with a huge cache of explosives. Police couldn't enter the building as the militants blocked the entrance to the main building with a refrigerator.

Counterterrorism officials said that Ansar al Islam has decided to change its recruitment strategy fearing that the online exposure of recruiters would help law enforcers' track down its leaders and activists.

March 25

Three persons killed and 43 others injured in a powerful bomb explosion on Sylhet-Fenchuganj road in Gutartik area Sylhet District around 7:00pm. The deceased are Wahidul Islam Opu, Kadim Shah and Jannatul Fahim (18). Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Three persons killed, including two Policemen, were killed in a powerful bomb explosion at around 8:00 pm close to Atia Mahal in Sylhet District. The dead are Chowdhury Abu Mohammad Kaiser, an Inspector of Court Police in Sylhet, Monirul Islam, Inspector (Investigation) of Jalalabad Police Station and Shahidul Islam, a businessman of Dariapara in Sylhet city. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing.

March 26

Two militants were killed in an ongoing Army-led operation codenamed 'Operation Twilight' inside the terror den at Atia Mahal in Sylhet city of Sylhet District.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal rejected that there is any Islamic State link with the blasts during the raid at the militant hideout in Sylhet District that killed six people.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the militants not to choose the wrong path of suicide attacks as well as the path of terrorism and militancy. She said the ongoing drive of her Government against terrorism, militancy and drug addiction would continue and her Government would curb those with an iron hand.

March 27

Death toll rises to four as two more militants were killed in the Army-led operation codenamed 'Operation Twilight' drawing to an end inside the terror den at Atia Mahal in Sylhet city of Sylhet District.

HuJI-B 'Chief' Mufti Abdul Hannan and his two associates - Delwar Alias Ripon and Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul - who were condemned to death in a case filed over the grenade attack on ex-British envoy Anwar Choudhury in 2004 filed petitions seeking Presidential clemency.

Two militants of JMB confessed to their involvement in exploding bombs at a jatra near Kantaji Temple in Dinajpur District on December 5, 2015. The two gave confessional statement before the Senior Judicial Court of Gopal Chandra Roy.

Gulshan attack mastermind Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi alias Shubhash alias Shanto alias Tiger alias Adil alias Jahid admitted that he was involved in the murder of former JMB militant Mazedul Islam alias Fazle Rabbi in 2015 for attempting to leave the outfit.

March 28

Neo-JMB threatened to blow up Kishoreganj District Judge's Court and Kishorganj Jail with bombs. The threat was issued in a letter sent by Ahad Miah, who identified as Katiadi Police Station unit Neo-JMB Ameer to District and Session's Judge Muhammad Mahbub-Ul Haque by a post.

Police suspected one of the four slain militants in Sylhet District to be the top leader of Neo-JMB Maynul Islam Musa. Musa was entrusted with the charge of leading the Neo-JMB, which staged the July 1, 2016, attack in Dhaka's Holey Artisan Restaurant.

March 29

Police cordoned off two terror dens in Moulvibazar District and one in Comilla District. Police said that some 10 to 12 suspected militants are believed to be holed up in the two Moulvibazar dens, some 20km apart. At least two militants are said to be hiding there with huge explosives in the Comilla den.

RAB arrested four militants of JMB from Dohar on the outskirts of Dhaka city planning to carry out subversive activities around the country. They used to spread their ideology via Facebook and other social media.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged people to stand against terrorism, militancy and drug addiction, reports The Daily Star. She also urged all, including guardians, teachers, imams, law enforcement agencies and the administration, to remain alert so that no one could get involved in these menaces.

March 30

Body parts of seven, including those of four children, two women and one man, were recovered from a Neo-JMB den at Nasirpur village in Moulvibazar District. Police said the militants may have blown themselves up to avoid arrest when SWAT and CTTC teams launched an assault codenamed "Operation Hit Back" on the den.

Police in a drive arrested three militants of JMB from Debiganj Bazar in Panchagarh District. Police recovered five Jihadi books from them.

Police said that Neo-JMB has adopted a new strategy of setting up its hideouts in Hindu-populated neighbourhoods across Bangladesh aiming to deceive law enforcement.

March 31

RAB Intelligence Wing Director Lieutenant Colonel Abul Kalam Azad, who was hit by splinters in a bomb blast near a militant den in Sylhet city of Sylhet District on March 25, succumbed to injuries at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka city. SWAT launched an operation codenamed 'Operation Maximus' at a militant den in Borohat area of Moulvibazar District. Counterterrorism officials said there might be four to five militants, including a woman, with a huge stash of explosives at the hideout.

The operation at a suspected militant den at Kotbari area of Comilla District codenamed 'Operation Strike Out' ended without any casualty or detention of any militant as Police said the two militants inside the hideout managed to flee.

An activist of JeI was arrested in Kachua village under Jessore District. 11 crude bombs were recovered from him.

Police arrested Mahmud Hassan (50), a JMB militant from Baghmara of Rajshahi District who took part in atrocities of JMB commander Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai in 2004.

Ain o Salish Kendra in a report said that 44 people were killed in 'shootout' with Police and RAB in the first three months of 2017 up from 32 during the same period in 2016.

April 1

Security Forces, under Operation Maximus, stormed an Islamist militant hideout killing three militants (two males and a female) at Borohat in Moulvibazar District. Police suspect the "militants" killed themselves by exploding bombs. Some powerful explosives, including IEDs, were also recovered and then defused inside the building.

RAB arrested two cadres of Sarbahara Party from Dainna Purbopara village in Tangail District. RAB recovered a 7.65 pistol and a magazine from their possession.

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Kismot Jamira village in Rajshahi District on April 1. The arrestee is Mosharaf Ali (40) a listed militant.

April 2

Investigators said that Lokman Ali alias Sohel Rana (40) was Neo-JMB's Chittagong chapter chief and in charge of recruitment and trained recruits for suicide attacks in Lombabil Khorolia Mora area of Baishari in Bandarban District.

April 3

Two more bodies of militants were recovered from Atia Mahal in Sylhet District's Shibbari, six days after the end of 'Operation Twilight' that officially ended on March 28.

Seven suspected militants were arrested in a raid conducted at a house in Kalibari area of Mymensingh District. Police recovered explosive materials, two computers, a large number of jihadi books and a cheque book from them.

Two cadres of PBCP were arrested in Alamdanga of Chuadanga District. Police recovered one pistol and four bullets from them.

April 4 IGP AKM Shahidul Haque called upon all to be united against militancy for the sake of the country.
April 5

Two cadres of Islami Chhatri Sangstha, the female student wing of JeI, were arrested in East Bakalia of Chittagong District while they were circulating leaflets with 'instigating remarks' against observing Pahela Baishakh.

The prosecution pressed four specific charges against 11 Razakar Bahini members in Mymensingh District in a case filed for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal talking the journalists at Mymensingh Police media centre said there is no space for terrorist and militancy in the country.

Neo-JMB leader Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, also a plotter of June 1, 2016, massacre at Holey Artisan Restaurant in Dhaka city, admitted his involvement in several murders committed in Gaibandha and nearby Districts.

April 6

RAB arrested five militants of Neo-JMB from from Siddhirganj of Narayanganj District when they were holding a meeting.

RAB arrested three militants of Neo-JMB from Comilla District's Gouripur area when they were holding a meeting.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a mammoth rally of Islamic religious leaders and scholars in Dhaka city's Suhrawardy Udyan called upon Muslim countries to join hands to launch a concerted campaign to eliminate terrorism.

April 7

Police arrested 41 militants of JMB from different parts of Satkhira District. Police said that the arrestees were wanted in various cases.

Police arrested Maulana Mohamad Maksudur Rahman alias Abdullah, an ABT sharia board member in the Jatrabari area in Dhaka city..

April 8

Police arrested seven leaders and activists of ICS at Fenchuganj in Sylhet District. Police recovered many leaflets and books that directed the activists to carry out suicidal attacks on the 'enemies of Islam'.

President rejected the mercy petitions HuJI-B's chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and his two associates, clearing the way for their executions any time for murdering three persons and leaving former UK High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury injured by throwing bombs in 2004.

April 9

Dhaka Metropolitan Police's CTTC unit Chief Monirul Islam in a press conference said that Police have proposed that the Government to ban Neo-JMB which reportedly led the Gulshan café attack on July 1, 2016, to disrupt its fresh recruitment.

April 10

Police arrested five cadres of JeI-ICS from different areas of Jhenidah District. Police said all of the arrestees were accused in a number of cases filed with different Police Stations.

RAB arrested two suspected JMB militants in Dhaka city. The arrestees are Fatema Akter Ruma (20) and Zahidul Huq Jihan (24).

RAB declared completion of its operation to clean Atia Mahal, a suspected den of extremists, in Sylhet city of Sylhet District. RAB neutralized nine unexploded explosives and removed huge number of explosive making tools and chemicals during its week-long operation that begun on April 3.

April 12

HuJI-B's Chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and his associate Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul were hanged at Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur District for their grenade attack on former British envoy Anwar Choudhury in Sylhet District in 2004.

HuJI-B Chief Mufti Abdul Hannan's associate Delwar alias Ripon was hanged at Sylhet Central Jail 12 for grenade attack on former British envoy Anwar Choudhury in Sylhet District in 2004.

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Mirzapur village in Jamalpur District. The arrestee is Asadul Islam Asad (35), a fugitive accused in a sabotage case filed with Sadar Police Station.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan talking to newsmen after a meeting on combating extremism at Bangladesh Secretariat said the cases filed against HeI would continue as per legal course.

JSD, a member of the ruling AL-led alliance, came down heavily on HeI saying that the organization is the Bangladeshi edition of Islamic State, Taliban and al-Qaeda.

JeI claimed that Mongol Shobhajatra procession, a colorful procession on the first day of Bangla year, is a part of the Hindu culture and labelled the iconic event of the Pohela Boishakh celebrations as haram or forbidden in Islam.

April 13

Police arrested a man in Rajshahi city of Rajshahi District suspecting his links with militancy. Abir Mahmud, a self-employed software engineer in his 30s, confessed that he tried several times to join Islamic State in 2012-13, claimed Police.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sought the wholehearted cooperation of people in freeing the country from terrorism and extremism.

HeI called for the withdrawal of the Government's order of mandatory Mongol Shobhajatra procession in educational institutions, calling it "anti-Islamic".

April 16

Tahmid Hasib Khan, who was arrested for instigating the Gulshan café attackers and also charged with hiding information from Police, was acquitted as the charge against him was not proved through the depositions of eight prosecution witnesses.

IGP AKM Shahidul Haque while addressing a programme at the Police Headquarters in Dhaka city said that the people who raise question against the anti-militant drive are actually instigating militancy.

April 17

BMED issuing a circular ordered the authorities of all Dakhil and Alim madrasas to launch a campaign in respective institutions and dormitories to check whether militant activities are being carried out there.

April 18

RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB from Shiddhirganj area of Narayanganj District based on information gleaned from eight other Neo-JMB members during remands.

RAB arrested a militant of JMB accused in a case for countrywide series bomb attacks in 2005 from a village in Birganj of Dinajpur District. The arrestee is Abdus Sattar (50).

April 19

ICT-1 sentenced Syed Mohammad Hussain alias Hossain (64) and Muhammad Moslem Pradhan (66) to death for crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War. Hussain was a member of the PDP.

ICT-1 indicted six Netrakona men over their alleged crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The seven were involved with Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistan Army in 1971.

RAB's Additional Director General (Operations) Colonel Anwar Latif Khan said: "We have found that is increasingly common for New JMB, Ansar Al Islam, Hizb-ut Tahrir, Harkatul Zihad and some other extremist groups to recruit science students."

April 21

CTTC unit busted a Neo-JMB den in a house at Porahati village in Jhenidah District. A huge stash of explosives and a 9mm pistol was recovered from the house.

Police arrested seven war crimes suspects from their houses at Dumuria in Khulna District for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

April 23

In Noakhali District, Police arrested nine cadres of ICS for terrorist activities.

In Satkhira District, Police arrested three JeI activists for terrorist activities.

In Dinajpur District, two JeI activists were arrested for terrorist activities.

Officials said that the Neo-JMB den busted on April 21 was a bomb-making factory from where explosives were supplied to other dens of the militant group.

RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB from Raniganj in Dinajpur District. The arrestees are Mohamad Selim and Mohamad Khademul Islam.

April 24

Aminul Islam, Joint Commissioner of CTTC unit in his presentation at the Quarterly Crime Conference of Police suggested immediate steps for de-radicalization of arrested militants.

April 26

RAB arrested the IED expert of Neo-JMB from Dhaka city's Uttara area. The arrestee is Mushfiq Martin Jenny. Huge IEDs and remote controlled devices were recovered from him.

Police cordoned off a suspected military den at Trimohoni village in C'nawabganj District. Police said "The militants fired several gunshots from the house towards the law enforcers."

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the RAB headquarters on the elite force's anniversary said that the Government will help militants get back to normal lives after surrender.

April 27

Four Neo-JMB militants holed up at a den in Shibnagar Trimohoni of Chapainawabganj District was killed as Operation Eagle Hunt concluded. Rafiqul Islam alias Abu was among the dead. Police said all the four persons were killed in suicide bomb explosions. Abu's pregnant wife Sumaiya Begum and their six-year-old daughter Khadiza were rescued from the den.

Police recovered IEDs, bombs and pistols from the den. RAB arrested three militants of Neo-JMB from Savar upazila of Dhaka District. A foreign made pistol, three rounds of bullets, bomb-making materials and jihadi books were recovered from their possession.

April 29

RAB arrested the Jhenaidah District unit 'military commander' of HuJI-B from Hathgopalpur village. The arrestee is Abdul Alim (50), a close aide of Mufti Hannan, the chief of HuJI-B hanged recently. The accused admitted planning sabotage in Chuadanga, Meherpur and Jhenaidah Districts, RAB said. Gazipur SP Mohammad Harun Ur Rashid at a press conference at the Police Lines while announcing the launch of a non-stop combing operation in Joydebpur to search for suspected militants and other criminals said militants may be using Joydebpur as safe haven.

DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia while addressing a rally in Dhaka city said the militants are now shifting their hideouts outside the capital Dhaka city.

April 30

CTTC officials said that Police is going to get a full-fledged unit with jurisdiction to combat militancy and terrorism anywhere in the country. CTTC officials said the new unit - to be named "Police Anti-Terrorism Unit" - would enhance their capacity manifold in the fight against militancy.

37 female activists of JeI were arrested in Narail District while they were holding clandestine meeting. Police recovered a large number of Jihadi books and donation receipts from them.

May 1

Police arrested the 'IT chief' of ABT in Bhatara area of Dhaka city. The arrestee was identified as Mohamad Ashfaq-Ur-Rahman Ayon alias Arif alias Anik.

May 2

Police arrested 14 cadres of ICS at KUET's cafeteria in Khulna District for plotting subversive activities. Police recovered 10 laptops and some jihadi books from them.

In Narayanganj District, RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB Qaiqum Hauladar (32) and Selim (32), accused in an Anti-Terrorism Act case filed with Siddhirganj Police Station in April, from Ruposhi Bus Stand area.

In Dhaka city, RAB arrested Neo-JMB militant Mohamad Tomal Uddin (40), an accused in an Anti-Terrorism Act case filed with Adabor Police Station in 2014, from Baitul Aman Housing Society.

Police arrested Mesbahul Haque, a leader of ICS from Matikata union in Rajshahi District. Police recovered a revolver and five bullets from him.

RAB arrested a militant of Hizb ut-Tahrir from Adabor area in Dhaka city. The arrestee is Mohamad Tomal Uddin (40), an accused in an Anti-Terrorism Act case filed with Adabor Police Station in 2014.

May 3

Police arrested four cadres of ICS from a house in Brahmanpara upazila of Comilla District when they were holding a clandestine meeting. The arrestees are Shahin Alam (27), Ishak Bhuiyan, (24) Hizbullah (18), and Omar Faruk (22).

RAB arrested two Neo-JMB militants at Rupganj in Narayanganj District. Identities of arrested persons could not be known immediately.

Police arrested two activists of JeI from a school in Chapainawabganj District when they were holding a secret meeting. Police recovered 600 grams of gunpowder and three sharp weapons from their possession.

Reiterating her Government's "zero tolerance" policy against militancy and terrorism, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said "We'll root out militancy and terrorism from Bangladesh to ensure peace and security in public life."

May 4

RAB arrested 'Rangpur regional chief' of ABT Zahid Hasan (28) alias Abu Zayed Al Ansar from Keranipara area in Rangpur District. RAB recovered explosive-making materials from him.

May 7

Two Neo-JMB militants were killed and two Policemen were injured during an operation in Jhenidah District's Maheshpur area. The militants were killed in suicide bomb explosion. The identity of the dead militant could not be known immediately.

ICT-1 indicted four Moulvibazar men for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War of 1971. The accused are Akmal Ali Talukder (76), Abdun Nur Talukder alias Lal Miah (62), Anis Miah (76), and Abdul Musabbir Miah (64). Akmal is in jail since November 26, 2015 while the rest are on the run. The four were involved with ML during the Liberation War.

Police arrested four militants of ABT at Motijheel area in Dhaka city. Identities of the arrested persons could not be known immediately.

RAB arrested JMB's IED supplier and his associate from Ashulia area on the outskirt of Dhaka city. The arrestees are Imran and Rafiq. A huge stockpile of IEDs and explosives have been recovered from them.

May 8

The imam of an Ahmadiyya mosque in Mymensingh District was critically injured after being hacked inside the mosque by a group of three men in a suspected militant attack.

RAB arrested three brothers on charge of organizing the activists of JMB from Dhubli Bottola in Sirajganj District. The arrestees are Mamunur Rashid Mamun (35), Abdulla Bin Masud (32) and Mohamad Najibul (29).

May 11

Five suspected militants and one fire-fighter were killed in a militant hideout in Benipur village of Rajshahi District. Five militants, including Sazzad, his wife Beli, their sons Alamin, 30, and Soheb, 25, and daughter Karima, 18, died in the suicide bomb explosions. While, fire-fighter Abdul Motin died when taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Shazzad's another daughter Sumaiya and her two children have surrendered. Locals say they were all involved with the politics of JeI.

May 13

A 'regional leader' of PBCP and his aide were killed in a "gunfight" with RAB in Rajbari District. The deceased were identified as Rakibul Hasan Roky alias Bappi (35) and his aide Lalon Mollah (40). RAB recovered one foreign-made pistol and one 22 bore rifle, one shutter gun, one sword and 60 bullets from the spot.

Police arrested seven militants of JMB in different parts of Chapainawabganj District. Police recovered 4.5kg of gunpowder, 52.5kg of explosive power gel and 22 jihadi books in their drives.

At least 65 militants were killed in the last 15 anti-militancy drives across the country, said IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque while addressing a community policing gathering on anti-drug and terrorism in Lalbagh in Dhaka city.

May 15

SC upheld its earlier verdict that handed convicted war criminal JeI Nayeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee imprisonment until death for his crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

JeI called for nationwide protests on May 16 in objection to Delawar Hossain Sayedee's lifetime imprisonment sentence for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

May 16

Police arrested seven leaders of ICS when they attempted to conduct subversive activities in Lalmonirhat District. Police recovered five petrol bombs, local weapons and radical books from their possessions.

May 17

RAB ended their operation at the suspected JMB hideout at village Chuadanga in Jhenaidah District. RAB cordoned off the houses of JMB militants Selim and Pranta and arrested them. RAB recovered a total of 186 PVC circuit boards, 18 units of explosive making neo-gel, four drums of liquid chemicals, one anti-mine, two suicidal vests and some other explosive making materials and electronics devices.

May 18

ICT-1 issued warrant of arrest against former BNP lawmaker Abdul Momin Talukder alias Khoka from Adamdighi in Bogra District for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity at different places of the District during the Liberation War in 1971.

May 19

Police arrested 13 cadres of ICS in Chandlai-Baganpara area of Chpainawabganj District. Police recovered 800 grams of gunpowder and 122 jihadi books from them.

May 21

RAB formally called off their drive at Gabtali Uttarpara 'militant den' of Narsingdi District on after the arrest of five suspected militants. The bomb disposal unit of RAB found no arms or explosives after searching the house.

RAB formally called off their drive at Gabtali Uttarpara 'militant den' of Narsingdi District on after the arrest of five suspected militants. The bomb disposal unit of RAB found no arms or explosives after searching the house.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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