The banned outfits Jaama'atul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB) and Janojuddah jointly issued Friday a letter threatening to kill the judge of the finance-debt court of Pabna along with his family members and to blow up the court by suicide squad, reports BDNEWS.
Earlier, the militants also threatened to blow up the local press club and eight other important establishments with bombs.
Meanwhile, Abu Taleb alias Babul Ansari, a security official of the Jatiya Sangsad, who was arrested on charge of his alleged link with the JMB, was taken on a seven-day remand for interrogation.
Besides, Thakurgaon police arrested one more JMB member from Baliadangi area.
In Pabna, after the death threat to judge Mafizul Islam and his family members and to blow up the court, the law enforcers put high security alert at every strategic points.
Judge Mafizul Islam admitted to receive the hand-written letter that created panic among the judges and lawyers.
Admitting the threat, the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Pabna told the news agency that to avert any untoward situation, they have strengthen security measures at judge court, residences of the judges, deputy commissioner (DC) and offices, and other important government and non-government establishments.
Explaining the 17 August bomb explosions, the hand-written letter said: The corrupted Artha Rin Adalat (finance-debt court), banks, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) are bankrupting the innocent people.
Meanwhile, Ranu Ansari, wife of Abu Taleb alias Babul Ansari, a security official of the Jatiya Sangsad, claimed that her husband was 'innocent'.
Detective Branch (DB) police claimed, following the confessional statement of grilled Rinku and Harun, who were arrested from Jhenidah and Dhaka, a contingent of the police, comprising about 30 members raided Taleb's Green Road staff quarter in the capital Monday night and apprehended him.
Taleb, who secured masters degree in Social Science from the Dhaka University, hails from Bridge Road in Gaibandha district.
Ranu Ansari denied her husband's link with the JMB.
"During the bomb explosions, my husband was on duty at the Jatiya Sangsad from August 8-29", she claimed.
In Thakurgaon, on receipt of secret information the police arrested Motiar Rahman, son of late Abdul Latif, from his house at village Ratnai Kashidanga in Baliadangi Upazila.