Members of CTTC Unit arrested
two militants of Neo-JMB from East Madarbari area in Chittagong
District. The CTTC team recovered 10 grenades and two suicide
vests from them.
AAM Humayun Kabir, Chittagong chief of the CTTC
unit of the Police said that in order to stay under the law enforcement
agencies' radar, militants have changed tactics and are now assuming
code numbers, instead of aliases, to identify themselves.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader
inaugurating a photo exhibition organized in Dhaka city said that
BNP-JeI is behind the recent abductions and enforced disappearances.
Police arrested two cadres of Nakshal Bahini in
Santhia upazila of Pabna District. The arrestees are Lalu
Hossain (26) and Milon Hossain (24). Police recovered three bombs
from their possession.
ICT-1 handed down death penalty to two and jail
until death to three others for crimes against humanity during
the Liberation War in 1971. Of the convicts, Ujer Ahmed Chowdhury
(63) and Nesar Ali (75) were given death penalties, while Yunus
Ahmed (71), Samsul Hossain Tarafder (65) and Mobarak Mia (66)
were awarded imprisonment until death. Yunus and Ujer are in jail
and the rest are on the run. All the convicts were involved with
the JeI after the Liberation War.
Three JMB militants were killed when the RAB busted
a hideout only 500 metres away from the PMO in Dhaka city. Two
RAB officials were injured as well. RAB recovered three suicide
vests, two pistols, 14 IEDs and detonators, four containers of
explosive gel and equipment to make IEDs from the room the militants
had been staying in.
RAB identified one of the three JMB militants
killed during a raid in Dhaka city on January 12 as Mezba Uddin
of Comilla District. His fingerprints matched with the Election
Commission database and confirmed his identity, Lieutenant Colonel
Emranul Hasan, commanding officer-of RAB-3, told.
Myanmar requested Bangladesh to extradite 1,300
militants of ARSA, claiming it has information that those members
were attempting to disrupt the repatriation of the Rohingyas.
Hours after RAB released photographs of two JMB
militants killed during a raid in Dhaka city on January 12 Chittagong
Police confirmed that one of them was Nafis Ul Islam who had remained
missing from the port city since October 6, 2017.
War crimes trial campaigners of Ghatak Dalal Nirmul
Committee, a platform campaigning for the trial of war criminals
reiterated their demand that the Government ban JeI for its anti-liberation
role during the Liberation War.
The last of the three JMB militants killed during
a raid in Dhaka city on January 12 was identified as Robin Mia
(17). His brother Golam Mostafa identified the body at Suhrawardy
Medical College mortuary.
Inspector General (Prisons) Syed Iftekhar Uddin
said that 600 militants are imprisoned in 68 jails across the
Police arrested a supplier of explosive material
to JMB at the Three Road Junction of Jessore District. 1kg of
explosive material was recovered from him.
Rangpur District Court framed charges against
13 militants of JMB in a case filed for the killing of Khadem
Rahman Ali (55), a caretaker of a shrine; in Kaunia upazila
of Rangpur District on November 10, 2015.
Four activists of JeI were arrested on charge
of possessing bombs and books on jihad at Paikpara village in
Bagerhat District. Three bombs and four books on jihad were recovered
RAB arrested three militants of ABT at Rupganj
in Narayanganj District. RAB recovered arms, bullet, jihadi books
and leaflet from their possession.
RAB arrested one militant of JMB in the capital
Dhaka city's Kakrail area accused in a case filed under the anti-terrorism
act with Bandar Police Station in Narayanganj.
DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia during his inspection
of the security measures at the annual Amar Ekushey Book Fair's
venues - Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan - in the capital,
Dhaka city warned that legal action will be taken against the
writer and publisher if any book hurting religious sentiment or
disrupting communal harmony is published during the Book Fair.
A 'commander' of PBCP was killed in a gunfight
with Police in Dhalarchar area of Pabna District. Police recovered
two pipe guns, one pistol, seven bullets, two machetes and some
other sharp weapons from the spot.
RAB arrested two militants of JMB in Rajshahi
city of Rajshahi District. RAB recovered one kilogram of gunpowder-like
substance and bomb making materials including soda, circuits,
and batteries from the duo.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina outlined a framework
of the next polls-time Government that will be smaller in size
with limited jurisdiction and will carry out only routine work.
ARSA Commander-in-Chief Ataullah Abu Amar Jununi
said in a statement that it will not carry out attacks at the
Rohingya camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar or
in any other part of the country, as their attacks are only conducted
to defend themselves from the "terrorist Burmese (Myanmar) Government".
At least 18 people were killed in 'crossfire'
in January, said a monthly report published by human rights organization
Odhikar. According to the report, at least nine people were killed
and 619 others were injured in political violence in the month.
Chief Coordinator of ICT Mohammad Abdul Hannan
Khan said that the trial process of war criminals will be continued
and all the war criminals will be brought to book in phases to
free the country from the stigma.
137 leaders and activists of BNP and JeI were
arrested from Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Jessore, Sylhet, Narayanganj,
Kurigram, Noakhali, Rangpur and Bogra Districts ahead of the verdict
in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against the BNP's Chairperson
Khaleda Zia, set to be delivered on February 8.
750 BNP leaders and activists were arrested across
the country ahead of the verdict in a corruption case against
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia scheduled for February 8.
900 BNP leaders and activists were arrested in
Dhaka and 27 Districts ahead of the verdict in a corruption case
against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia scheduled for February 8.
Dhaka Special Judge's Court-5 jailed BNP Chairperson
Khaleda Zia for five years and her eldest son Tarique Rahman and
four others for 10 years for breaching of trust in the Zia Orphanage
Trust case on July 3, 2008 during the military-controlled interim
Five people, including a Police Constable, were
injured during a clash between AL and BNP activists in the Court
Point area of Sylhet Metropolitan City in Sylhet District following
the pronouncement BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's prison sentence.
Police arrested 233 leaders and activists of
BNP-JeI from different places. The arrests are part of a security
crackdown ahead of a court verdict on a case accusing Khaleda
Zia and several others of corruption.
HRW urged the Bangladesh Government to stop the
arbitrary arrests and detention of opposition BNP supporters and
BNP leaders and activists across Bangladesh continued
to hold protests against the jail sentence of party chief Khaleda
Zia for the second day though a strong response from law enforcement
agencies gave it a fading effect.
Police arrested 130 BNP leaders and activists
from several Districts as the party continued its demonstration
against the conviction of its chief Khaleda Zia in a corruption
20-party alliance expressed its solidarity with
the BNP's protest programmes announced demanding the release of
party Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. The combine leaders also
said they would take part in the programmes.
RAB arrested a militant of Ansarullah ABT from
Kamalapur area in the capital, Dhaka city. The arrestee is identified
as Toufiq Hossain Sumon (34).
RAB arrested two militants of JMB planning to
murder Muslims who converted to Christianity from Tejgaon industrial
zone in Dhaka city. Two machetes, extremist literature and $724
(about BDT 60,300) were also recovered from them.
BNP staged countrywide sit-in vowing to free party
chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail through movement.
President Abdul Hamid urged students to stand
against terrorism and militancy aiming to build a "Sonar Bangla"
envisioned by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
BNP leaders and activists started observing a
6-hour hunger strike in Dhaka city, demanding the release of its
Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
BNP announced fresh agitation programmes demanding
the release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
BNP demanded the certified copy of its Chairperson
Khaleda Zia verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.
RAB arrested two militants of Ansar Al Islam in
the capital Dhaka city's Mirpur area.
RAB arrested three militants of JMB in Tanore
area of Rajshahi District, During the drive, bomb-making materials
and jihadi books were also recovered from them.
CEC AKM Nurul Huda said that BNP Chairperson Khaleda
Zia, who was jail on February 8 for five years in a graft case,
cannot contest the next general election in the present context.
In Habiganj Disrict, 20 BNP activists were injured
in Shayestanagar area when Police fired rubber bullets on a procession
brought out by protesters.
In Faridpur District, 15 people including two
journalists and four Policemen and nine BNP activists were injured
in a clash between BNP men and Police in the town's Super Market
area. Police arrested 20 BNP men from the spot.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal with
the High Court challenging the special court's verdict that sentenced
her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption
BNP has been denied permission to hold the rally
they had planned for today to demand party chief Khaleda Zia's
release from jail.
High Court accepted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's
appeal challenging the lower court verdict that convicted and
jailed her for five years in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
Criticising BNP leaders for their movement to
have their party chief Khaleda Zia released, Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina said that their movement was for the thief who has landed
in jail for plundering money.
Police charged truncheons and used water cannons
on BNP men to foil their black flag programme in the capital Dhaka
city's Nayapaltan area.
RAB arrested three militants of JMB in Jamira
village of Rajshahi District. RAB recovered two foreign pistols,
eight bullets, four bombs, bomb making materials and two jihadi
books from their possession.
Police arrested a JeI's "leader of the killing
mission squad", Chhagir Ahmed (49), from Deodighi area in Satkania
Upazila (sub-District) of Chittagong District.
The case proceedings against five Patuakhali
men is set to enter the final stage as the ICT-1 fixed April 16,
2018 for hearing the closing arguments. The three-member tribunal
led by Justice Mohammad Shahinur Islam on February 26 fixed the
date after the defence counsels declined to produce any witness.
The accused -- Esahaq Shikder, (83), Abdul Goni Hawlader (72),
Mohammad Awal alias Awal Moulavi (69), Abdus Sattar Pyada (65),
and Solaiman Mridha, (86), of Patuakhali Sadar upazila (sub-District)
are in jail. Of them, Esahaq was a member of "Patuakhali Peace
Committee" while the other four were members of Razakar Bahini,
according to the prosecution.
A Dhaka Court on February 28 once again asked
detectives to submit by April 4, 2018, the probe report of a case
filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 13 others over a
crude bomb attack on the shipping minister's procession on February
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu stated that
the government has taken a tough stance against the funding of
militancy and started identifying the persons involved with the
racket. "Our intelligence units have increased vigilance whether
remittance is being used to fund militancy. Bangladesh Bank and
intelligence units are monitoring all the suspicious transactions,"
A popular science fiction writer identified as
professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal was stabbed by an assailant at
SUST in Sylhet District. The attacker was caught by the students
of the university.
Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC)
unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested three "Neo JMB" [Jammatul
Mujahideen Bangladesh] militant in Motijheel area in Dhaka. The
arrested trio was identified as Javed Kaiser, (31), Miah Rubel
(28), and Mamun (27). They were also jailed before in Singapore
A Bangladeshi Counter terrorism Official stated
that the individual who carried out the attack could be a member
of militant group Ansar al Islam. Previously known as ABT, Ansar
al Islam began gaining strength in 2013-14 and started selecting
targets by monitoring social media and hacking them to death.
According to officials, Ansar al Islam has a stronghold
in SUST and many former students got involved with the outfit.
The assailant later identified as Foyzur Rahman later stated to
Security Forces (SFs) that he considered the victim an enemy of
Islam. He also added that he was acting alone.
Professor Iqbal's name was among the 15 eminent
persons mentioned in Ansar al Islam's hit list recovered by law
enforcers in 2017. According to officials, Ansar al Islam has
a stronghold in SUST and many former students got involved with
SFs arrested ABT militant, Sadman Rahik alias
Jabir (38), from Tikatuli area of Dhaka.
A Hindu priest, Haradhan Bhattacharya alias Haru
Sannasi (70), was found strangled inside his room at Jaleshwar
village in Chatmohar upazila (sub-District) in Pabna District.
Police and locals suspect that the incident might be linked to
the radicals and it was a planned murder.
Investigators have claimed that a "sleeper cell"
of a militant outfit was behind the knife attack on Professor
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal. The report claims that at least four suspects
were present near the campus of SUST just a day before the attack.
It seemed the suspects were known to the detained attacker Foyzur
Rahman. "We have unearthed plans by Ansar Al Islam about carrying
out recce regarding the movement of Prof Zafar Iqbal. But we are
not sure whether Foyzur attacked the teacher following an organisational
decision as his name was not found on the 'Ashkari Group' list,"
said a top official from the counterterrorism unit. The members
of the "Ashkari Group" are trained to kill people, he said.
According to counter terrorism officials, elder
brother of Foyzur Rahman (who had stabbed Professor Zafar Iqbal
on March 3) fled with Foyzur's mobile phone and tab soon after
the attack. An official of CTTCU stated that 'Foyzur left his
phone and tab in his house before going to the campus for the
attack. His brother Enamul Hasan fled with the devices soon after
the attack'. The police also believe Enamul was aware of the attack
and Foyzur's involvement with militant groups. According to the
police, at least four suspects were present near the university
the day before the attack. According to relative of the detained
suspect, 'He (Foyzur) sold clothes in the local market last year
and was seen selling clothes for the last time three months ago.
Police in Rajshahi claimed to have found militants
running their activities in guise of selling clothes in the area.
A team of CTTC arrested Foyzur Rahman's brother,
Enamul Hassan (28), at Gazipur. Enamul went into hiding with the
mobile phone and tablet computer used by Foyzur and the CTTC found
them in Enamul's possession yesterday evening. "We suspect Enamul
might be involved in militancy as he went missing with the devices
soon after the March-3 incident," said a police official, adding
that the devices could give them vital clues in the probe.
Investigators said that Foyzur Rahman, who attacked
Professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal on March 3, stepped into militancy
listening to Jashimuddin Rahmani's sermons and reading contents
of "Dawahilallah. The suspect joined "Dawahilallah" and used to
follow instructions from there, a high official of CTTC, involved
in the investigation.
The High Court Division of Supreme court (Bench
of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim) passed
four months' bail order giving relief to the BNP Chairperson Khaleda
in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. But BNP president Khaleda
Zia could not walk out of jail as she was shown arrested in a
case for instigating an arson attack on a bus on Dhaka-Chittagong
highway in Comilla's Chauddagram that left seven passengers dead
and 25 to 30 others injured on February 3, 2015.
Natore District and Sessions court sentenced two
militants of JMB, Rasel Hossain alias Tamim, (25) and Mofazzal
Hossain, (33), to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment in a case filed
in 2015. Natore District and Sessions Judge Rezaul Karim also
fined them BTk 20,000 each. According to the prosecution, Rapid
Action Battalion arrested the two with firearms, bullets and books
on jihad on July 14, 2015.
ICT-1 found four Noakhali men guilty of crimes
against humanity during the Liberation War and sentenced three
to death penalty and the other to 20-year jail. All four were
members of Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani
Army, in 1971 and were involved in the killing of more than 100
people including two unarmed freedom fighters under Shudharam
Police Station in Noakhali.
The Supreme Court on stayed till next March 18
the High Court order that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda
Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. A four-member bench of
the Appellate Division of the SC led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud
Hossain passed the stay order following two separate petitions
filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission and government seeking
the stay on the HC order on Khaleda's bail.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Rabiul Islam
of Natore court placed four militants of the JMB on five days'
remand. They are Anisur Rahman, (40), Shafiqul Islam, (42), Fazlur
Rahman, (38), and Jakir Hossain). The five JMB militants were
arrested on March 13.
RAB arrested an alleged JMB militant, Md Moshiur
Rahman, (32), from Bamui Purbopara of Lakhai upazila in Habiganj
A special court of Rangpur sentenced seven militants
of the JMB to death for killing Khadem Rahmat Ali in Rangpur's
Kaunia upazila on November 10, 2015. The court also acquitted
six other JMB militant as the prosecution failed to prove their
involvement in the killing.
The Bangladeshi Military officials had come under
scanner of the Government of Bangladesh after a Chinese boat carrying
arms had entered Bangladesh waters and reportedly arms were smuggled
for local extremist groups and insurgent groups based in North-East
region of India. The Security agencies of both countries-India
and Bangladesh are closely probing this case. It is assumed that
the smuggled arms reached Dhaka (Bangladesh) to create the unrest
ahead of the elections scheduled at the end of the year. However,
the Bangladesh Coast Guard has not ordered any probing which allegedly
pointing to the role of its top leadership in the incident.
The Supreme Court stayed the HC order that granted
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.
A four-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain
also allowed the Anti-Corruption Commission and the government
to move separate appeals before this court against the HC order
and fixed May 8 for hearing of the appeals.
Police arrested two suspected members of banned
militant outfit Neo-JMB from the Shibganj area in Bogra District.
The arrested men are Hadisur Rahman Sagor alias Julfiqar
alias Saad Bin Abu Waqqas alias Toufiq, (36), for
the Holey Artisan Attack, and Akram Hossain Niloy (24), for the
bombing of the Olio International Hotel in Panthapath.
Marking the atrocities and massacres committed
by the Pakistani military on the civilian Bangalees on the Black
Night of March 25 in 1971, National Genocide Day was observed
on March 25 in different Districts across the country and Bangladesh
Mentioning that the patrons of war criminals who
had been involved in genocide during the 1971 Liberation War are
equally guilty, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said they should
also be tried for their crimes.
Seven women activists of JeI were arrested on
suspicion of plotting acts of terror from Langadu in Rangamati
District. A large number of books and leaflets on radicalization
were recovered from them.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a programme
marking the 48th Independence and National Day said the country
shouldn't be of militants, anti-Liberation forces and war criminals.
ICT-1 indicted Mohamad Mahbubur Rahman alias Mahbub
alias Mahebul (71) from Tangail on charge of three counts of genocides.
In 1971, Mahbub was associated with JeI politics.
Four financiers of ABT arrested from Ashulia area
in Dhaka city. RAB said that they are all involved with VOIP business.
They used to give a share of their income from the business to
the militant group.
According to a new survey conducted by a group
of researchers led by renowned historian Professor Muntassir Mamun
2,452 genocide acts by the Pakistani army and their local collaborators
took place in 10 Districts of Bangladesh in 1971.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the arson
attacks by the BNP-JeI clique in the recent past are terrorist
A court in Comilla District granted a three-day
remand for a suspected militant of JMB. Judicial Magistrate Nurul
Afsar granted the remand after Detective Branch Police produced
Rezaul, a student of a local college, before the court with prayer
for 7-day remand.
ICT-1 indicted 16 suspects of Maheshkhali on 10
counts of war crimes for genocide during the Liberation War. Of
the 16, all the four detained accused pleaded not guilty from
the dock. On the run are 12 suspects. 10 were members of Muslim
League and six of Nezam-i-Islam Party.
Humayra alias Nabila, a female Neo-JMB
member suspected of sponsoring the failed attack on VIPs paying
homage to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day on August 15, 2017
was arrested from the Siddheshwari area of Dhaka city.
Law enforcement officers said the authorities
are planning to classify 577 militants who are still active even
after being imprisoned. Militants who are in jail are influencing
others inside to follow their lead and there are 577 militants
of varying degrees currently in prison, said jail authorities.
Abdul Kuddus alias Sagar (47), 'regional
leader' of PBCP was killed in a gunfight with RAB in Kaya village
of Kushtia District. Two RAB members were injured in the incident.
RAB also recovered three firearms, 13 bullets and a sharp weapon
from the spot.
Police arrested a female cadre of JMB in a drive
from Hatibandha in Lalmonirhat District. The arrestee was identified
as Sadia Afroz Nina.
Neo-JMB leader Hadisur Rahman Sagor (36) confessed
before a magistrate that he had supplied arms and explosives used
in the Holey Artisan attack in the capital's Gulshan in 2016.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while inaugurating
construction works on nine model mosques and Islamic cultural
centers in different places of the country through a videoconference
from her official residence, Ganabhaban, in Dhaka city emphasized
the need for real teaching of Islam in the country.
A social worker received death threat through
a letter by ABT in Dhanbila village of Pabna District. Victim
Abu Saleh Mohamad Abdul Mazed, a social worker, runs a school
at his village for spreading the light of education and cultural
programmes and creating awareness among the children against militancy
and early marriage.
RAB arrested five cadres of Hizbut Tahrir in an
overnight drive at Dhanmondi and Mirpur areas in Dhaka city. RAB
said "They were 'propagating' and 'recruiting' their members over
the years using incomplete elaboration of Quranic verses. They
were working to establish Khelafat in Bangladesh."
Hefajat-e-Islam in a statement said joining traditional
Mangal Shovajatra, a parade on the first day of Bangla New Year,
is 'forbidden' for the Muslims.
Hefazat-e-Islam's Dhaka unit Vice-President Junaid
Al Habib said: "Mongol Shobhajatra is not a Muslim culture. If
the government wants to push this on Muslims, the Qwomi madrasas
will be forced to take to the streets."
Detectives arrested seven cadres of ICS from a
student mess at Shahibagh in Chapainawabganj District for allegedly
planning to carry out an attack to Mongol Shobhajatra.
Police arrested a leader of JeI in Satkania of
Chittagong District on charges of involvement in carrying out
acts of sabotage on the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar highway in 2014.
The arrestee was identified as Mohiuddin who had been absconding
RAB arrested three JMB cadres from Sonakanda area
of Narayanganj District in Dhaka Division. The arrestees are Jannatul
Nayeem Mitu (19), Mehedi Hasan Masud (22) and Akbar Hossain Sumon
Police arrested seven cadres of JMB in the Chhoyghati
village of Rajshahi District in Rajshahi Division. They are members
of the same family.
A Narayanganj court convicted two cadres of JMB
and sentenced them to 20 years of imprisonment each in a case
filed under the Explosive Substances Act. The convicted JMB men
are Saiful Islam and Mafijul Islam. The court also fined them
BTK 20,000 each.
Detectives arrested two militants of JMB from
Ramchndrapur-Malkarpara area in Chapainawabganj District of Rajshahi
Division. They also recovered 400 grams of gunpowder and 12 books
on jihad from the house.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the All
European Awami League leaders to give a befitting reply to the
BNP-JeI propaganda against the country and Government abroad.
JeI formally extended its support to BNP's mayoral
candidate Hasanuddin Sarker in the Gazipur City Corporation polls
slated for May 15.
RAB in a drive arrested three militants of Ansar
Al Islam from Belpukur area in Rajshahi District of Rajshahi Division.
RAB recovered five jihadi books, three leaflets, four mobile phone
sets, SIM cards, memory cards and two ID cards from them.
RAB arrested two militants of JMB while they were
holding a secret meeting in Sirajganj District of Rajshahi Division.
The arrestees are Rakibul Hasan (22) and Jewel Rana (20). RAB
recovered nine books on Jihad from them.
Police in a drive arrested two militants of JMB
from Tarash area in Rajshahi District of Rajshahi Division. The
arrestees were identified as Jalal (55) and his son Adil (30).
Former DG of NSI was arrested for his alleged
involvement in war crimes while assigned as a Pakistan army officer
during the 1971 Liberation War. Wahidul is alleged to have participated
in the killing of 500 to 600 unarmed Bangalis and Santals with
a machine gun in Rangpur cantonment on March 28, 1971.
Police arrested three cadres of Neo-JMB in a raid
in the capital Dhaka city's Mohammadpur area. Police recovered
explosive materials including 100 detonators, a knife and a mobile
phone from their possession.
Police arrested 45 suspects including District
unit JeI Ameer SM Sanaullah during a drive at Shopnochura
Picnic Spot in Gazipur District of Dhaka Division on charges of
planning sabotage. 15 petrol bombs, four crude bombs and 18 Jihadi
books were recovered from the suspects.
RAB in a drive arrested five militants of JMB
from Bajitpur area of Chapai Nawabganj District in Rajshahi Division.
RAB recovered 2 pistols, 2 magazines, seven rounds bullet, 800
gram gunpowder and bomb making materials from them.
Police arrested seven militants belonging to Jama'atul
Muslemin in the Dhaka city's Adabar and Bhashantek areas. Police
said Jama'atul Muslemin is a secret group formed several years
back by some members of JMB.
RAB arrested a militant of Ansar al-Islam from
Jatrabari area of Dhaka city. The arrestee is Mahmud Hasan alias
ICT found evidence against Abdul Momin Talukder
alias Khoka (66), an Assistant Organizing Secretary (Rajshahi
Division) of BNP his involvement in crimes committed during the
1971 Liberation War.
CTTC Unit Deputy Commissioner Mohamad Mohibul
Islam Khan said that Akram Hossain Niloy, one of the top leaders
of Neo-JMB, wanted to move to Syria via Turkey along with his
parents and sister for carrying out jihadist operations.
Police arrested seven activists of JeI when they
were holding "a secret meeting" at Anandabus village in Meherpur
District of Khulna Division.
Imams and khatibs of different mosques at a views-exchange
meeting held at Paltan arae in the capital Dhaka city vowed to
play their part in preventing militancy, terrorism and drug addiction.
Two militants of JMB have been sentenced to death
and three others to life term imprisonment for killing Professor
AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee of Rajshahi University in 2016.
Mirajul Islam alias Mira Mondol (42), a leader
of PBCP was killed in a 'gunfight' with Police at Gobindohuda
village in Chuadanga District of Khulna Division. Police recovered
one pistol, three crude bombs and three machetes from the spot.
ICT-1 handed death sentence to war criminal Riaz
Uddin Fakir (69). Riaz, tried on five counts of war crimes, including
genocide, was in the dock.
ICT withdrew prosecutor Tureen Afroz - who earned
much acclaim for her performance in dealing with the war crimes
cases - from all cases and asked the prosecutor to submit all
A special tribunal in Sirajganj District of Rajshahi
Division sentenced four female militants of JMB to five years
jail in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act.
25 JeI activists were arrested by Police from
Dashtika Dakkhinpara village in Bogra District of Rajshahi Division
while they were holding secret meeting.
RAB arrested four militants of JMB at Godagari
in Rajshahi District of Rajshahi Division. RAB recovered 15 jihadi
books, four personal diaries, twelve jihadi leaflets, five mobile
phones, 15 SIM cards and seven memory cards from them.
||ICT-1 indicted three Moulvibazar men
framing five specific charges against them for allegedly committing
crimes during the 1971 Liberation War. Two accused - Abdul Aziz
alias Habul (64) and Abdul Mannan alias Monai (64) - are now in
jail while Abdul Matin (63), on the run. Aziz is currently involved
with BNP and Matin and Mannan were involved with JeI.
||RAB arrested two female militants of
JMB from a house at Arambagh in the capital Dhaka city. The arrestees
are Rubaiya Binte Noor Uddin alias Hurer Rani Labiba (20) and Naima
Akter alias Himalay Konya (25), members of JMB's women wing.
||Bangladeshi officials urged Myanmar
to hand over a 'specific list' of members of ARSA, if any, staying
in Bangladesh territory.
||A female militant of JMB arrested from
Kachijhuli area in Mymensingh District of Mymensingh Division. The
arrestee Feroza Rahman (42) worked in the women section of JMB.
A large number of militant books and leaflets were recovered from
||Sirajganj Special Tribunal sentenced
Mohamad Ataullah alias Bahadur Ali (30), a militant of JMB to four
years of rigorous imprisonment in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism
Mahidur Rahman (88), a war crime convict of Chapainawabganj
District died at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital. Mahidur
was in Rajshahi jail. He was admitted to the hospital on April
28 over old age complications and died of heart attack around
Police arrested five war crimes accused in Bhandaria
area of Pirojpur District. The arrestees are Fazlul Haque Howlader
(75), Abdul Mannan Howlader (74), Azahar Ali Howlader (88), Ashraf
Ali Howlader (67) and Maharaz Howlader (68) accused in a case
filed by Bijoy Krishna Bala of Purbo Pasharibunia village on October
Detectives in a drive arrested two militants of
JMB from Chandrapur in Natore District of Rajshahi Division. The
arrestees were identified as Amir Hamja and Golam Hossain.
RAB arrested seven youths including coordinator
of Ansar Al Islam in connection with extremism in overnight drives
in the capital Dhaka city. Various electrical equipments meant
to manufacture explosives and four books were recovered from them.
Law enforcers arrested a BNP leader in Habiganj
District of Sylhet Division, hours after the ICT-1 issued an arrest
warrant against him in a war crimes case during the 1971 Liberation
Muktijoddhar Santan O Prajanma Parishad, a platform
of freedom fighters' children said JeI-ICS and anti-liberation
forces are hatching conspiracy against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
and trying to disrupt academic activities at higher education
institutions across the country.
RMP Commissioner Mohamad Mahbubur Rahman said
JMB is amassing money through robberies for reorganizing.
||BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia secured
bail for six months from the High Court in two criminal cases filed
in Comilla District of Chittagong Division. But she was denied bail
in another case of Narail District.
||Supreme Court issued a stay order on
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's bail granted by the High Court in
two cases over violence in Comilla District of Chittagong Division.
In Rajshahi District, RAB conducted a drive in
Fazilpur area and arrested JMB militants Khairul Islam and Selim
In Rajshahi District, RAB conducted a drive in
Fazilpur area and arrested JMB militants Khairul Islam and Selim
||A 41-year-old Bangladeshi, who owns
a restaurant in Bukit Bintang, Malaysia, was arrested for allegedly
smuggling weapons to international terrorists.
Police arrested JeI leader Mohammad Azizul Houqe
alias Bittya Aziz at Keranihat in Chittagong District of Chittagong
Division for his alleged involvement in carrying out sabotage
acts on the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar Highway.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaking at an iftar
mahfil for lawyers at Ganabhaban in Dhaka city said the drives
against militancy, terrorism, and drugs, will continue in order
to free Bangladesh from elements detrimental to society.
Bangladesh dropped nine spots in the worldwide
ranking of independent states and territories according to their
levels of peacefulness. Bangladesh ranked 93rd out of 163 countries
with a global score of 2.084 in the 2018 GPI released in London,
compared to a position of 84th and a score of 2.035 in 2017.
Finance minister AMA Muhith in his budget speech
at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka city said that the present Government's
greatest success was the holding of the trial of those who carried
out crimes against humanity in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh.
BNP announced countrywide demonstration on June
10 demanding proper treatment of their ailing Chairperson Khaleda
Archiving of war crimes started. The investigation
agency of ICT handed over the documents of four war crimes cases
to the Directorate of Archives and Libraries.
Police arrested a leader of JeI from Golmunda
village in Nilphamari District in the Division of Rangpur when
he was planning subversive activities with his fellow men.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while addressing
a reception in Toronto in Canada said that Bangladesh will become
a failed state again if the anti-liberation forces return to power.
A Prominent writer and publisher Shahzahan Bachchu
(60), an outspoken proponent of secular principles and owner of
a publishing house 'Bishaka Prokashoni' that specialized in publishing
poetry, was gunned down in his ancestral village Kakaldi in Munshiganj
District of Dhaka Division by five armed men.
Jamal Uddin, a prominent Liberation War researcher
in Chittagong District and proprietor of Balaka Prakashan, received
death threat from an unidentified person.
War crimes witness Shumon Zahid (52), was found
dead on the railway tracks at Khilgaon Bagicha in the capital
Dhaka city. Shumon was the key prosecution witness in the war
crimes case against absconding convicted war criminals and Al-Badr
bosses Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzman Khan.
Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader said the
Government is concerned about the killings of war crimes trial
witness Shumon Zahid and Munshiganj publisher Shahjahan Bachchu.
CTTC unit Chief Monirul Islam while talking to
journalists at the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Media Centre said
Ansar Al-Islam may be involved in the killing of Shahjahan Bachchu.
Shahriar Kabir, Acting President of Ekattorer
Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee said there should be proper
security arrangements for protecting the witnesses.