Neo-JMB man held in city

Staff Correspondent

25 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police arrested a member of militant group ‘Neo-JMB’, who attempted to go to Syria but returned home from Turkey recently, from the capital’s Darussalam area on Saturday,

The arrestee was identified as Minhaz Hossain, 38, an active member of the militant outfit, police said.

Walid Hossain, deputy commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police said, “Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested Minhaz at around 6:30pm while meeting other operatives at Konabari area to plan an act of sabotage.”

CTTC sources said Minhaz Hossain went to Turkey in September last year. During his stay in Turkey, he tried to go to Syria through communicating with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

As he failed to enter Syria, he returned home, went into hiding in Khulna and set up communication with Neo JMB in the country, the sources said.

CTTC officials said they were on high alert after receiving information that a man attempted to go to Syria but returned to the country from Turkey in December last year. Then they identified Minhaz and then arrested him from Darussalam area.

A case was filed with Darussalam Police Station in this regard.