The Rapid Action Battalion or RAB has detained two suspected activists of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB in Dhaka
The RAB found books on extremism with them, according to Hasan.
The suspects are followers of the Sarwar-Tamim group, a revived faction of JMB, he said. “The RAB had been looking for Arif for some time. He is revered by the militants as a leader.”On Dec 20, the elite police arrested Mizanur Rahman, 37, and Ibrahim Shahjahan, 30, in Dhaka’s Sayedabad who it claimed were followers of the same group
he JMB came to prominence by claiming responsibility for around 500 simultaneous bomb explosions at 300 locations across the country in 2005.
The government banned the outfit and executed some of its top leaders, including Shaykh Abdur Rahman and Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai.
The remaining members formed another outfit, neo-JMB, which carried out most of the militant attacks over the past few years, including the killing of 20 people (including 17 foreigners) at an upscale Gulshan café last year, according to police.
The RAB identifies the outfit as the ‘Sarwar-Tamim group’.
The radical group has lost most of its top leaders in police raids conducted in the last one year, law-enforcement agencies say.