A Dhaka court here yesterday (Tuesday) placed four suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on remand of different durations.
Magistrate Abdullah Al Masud of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order after Sub-Inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police Abul Bashar produced them to the court with a 10-day remand plea for each suspect. The court also rejected the bail pleas of the defence lawyers.
Of the accused, Hafez Jafar Ahmed, Russel Ahmed Rinku and Abdullah Al Munju alias Jahangir were placed on a five-day remand each while Russel Uddin on a three-day remand.
The newly formed Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested the JMB men from Ambagan area of Moghbazar adjacent to Hatirjheel of the city on Monday night.
On a tip off, a team of the CTTC conducted a drive in the area around 9:35pm and arrested the four JMB men, said Deputy Commissioner (Media) of DMP Md Maruf Hossain Sorder.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrestees reportedly revealed that they gathered on the spot to plan subversive activities in the capital, he said. The case was filed against them with Ramna Model Police Station under the Anti-terrorist Act.