Two top leaders of the banned militant organization Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B) of Khulna Division were arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday night from Malibagh area in the capital.
The arrested militant leaders are- Abdul Quddus, 57, son of deceased Amir Ali Molla of Mirzapur village in Jashore district and Md Sirajul Islam alias Salauddin, 35, son of Md Sekendar Molla of Barandipara village of the same district.
According to RAB, Abdul Quddus is the regional and central coordinator of Jashore district Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B).
In 2007, a militant case was filed with Jhenaidah Sadar police station against Quddus and he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the court in that case.
While, the other arrestee Sirajul Islam joined the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B) organization in 2001. He was in-charge of recruitment and economic wing of Jashore District Central Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B).
In 2010, an Explosives Act case was filed against him. He was arrested in 2011 at Jashore Kotwali police station in that case and was released on bail in 2012, after which he hid himself in various areas of Khulna division and was carrying out organizational activities.
Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (Media) of RAB-3, Farzana Haque, confirmed the matter to BSS saying that the two arrested militant leaders were sent to Dhaka court on Monday after primary interrogation.