Two HUJI-B members from the city's Malibagh are arrested by the RAB
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The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two senior members of the banned militant group Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B) on Sunday night in the Malibagh area of the city.
The militant commanders who have been detained are Abdul Quddus, 57, the deceased Amir Ali Molla's son from the Jashore district village of Mirzapur, and Md Sirajul Islam, alias Salauddin, 35, Md Sekendar Molla's son from the hamlet of Barandipara in the same district.
RAB-3 Commanding Officer (Captain) Lt. Col. Arif Mohiuddin Ahmed told BSS that based on secret information, a team of RAB-3 conducted a raid in Malibagh area and arrested the duo.
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.