Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered a huge quantity of bomb making materials from Tongi in Gazipur district early Tuesday following the arrest of a leading member of banned militant outfit Jama'tul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), reports agencies
Acting on a tip-off, members of RAB-3 arrested Abdullh Al Sohail Al Maroof alias Akash, regional commander of JMB for Tongi and Uttara thanas, from the toll plaza area of Ashulia Bazar at about 7:45 pm on Monday.
Following the statement made by Akash during interrogation, the RAB members in a raid at about 1:30 am Tuesday recovered a huge quantity of bomb making materials from `Tangail Mess' at Gazipura village in Tongi thana of Gazipur district.
The recovered materials include four light guns (LGs), 48 detonators, two packets of water gel, one electric switch, one packet of power gel, one packet of lead nitrate and one electric bulb.
Akash admitted his involvement in the August 17 bomb blasts last year in Tongi and Uttara, a RAB press release said.
Meanwhile, Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court Tuesday failed to frame charges against seven members of Jama'tul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including its military commander Ataur Rahman Sunny, as Sunny could not be produced before the court.
Sunny was taken on a seven-day remand on Monday.
The other six were identified as AHM Shamim, 23, Zakaria alias Jewel, 21, Nur Azam Siddique, 27, Belal Hossain, 21, Aleya Ferdous, 20, and Akramul Islam, 23.
Two cases were filed against them under Arms Act and Explosive Substances Act with Sabujbagh Police Station on September 8, 2005.
Judge M Manjurul Bashid fixed the next date for framing charges on March 2.
Rapid Action Battalion arrested five of the accused from a house in East Basabo, rented by Sunny to coordinate the countrywide simultaneous bombings.
They arrested Sunny from the capital in September 2005 and recovered huge quantities of arms and ammunition from South Manda.