NARAYANGANJ, Mar 18: Father and a brother of Salauddin, now the most wanted Majlis-e-Shura member of the banned Islamic outfit JMB, were detained here Friday night for interrogation, report agencies.
Bandar thana police picked up Rafiqul Islam, father of Salahuddin, from Madhabpasha area and his brother Shahin from his HS Sen Lane residence the same night.
Bandar thana officer-in-charge (OC) Rahman Chowdhury said that Rafiqul Islam, a bank employee, and his son were detained "for interrogation".
Salahuddin is one of the two JMB policymakers now on the run with a million-taka bounty on each head, after the recent arrest of five others, including supremo Shaekh Rahman and second-in-command Bangla Bhai.
Another report adds from Habiganj: In search of JMB Majlish-e-Shura member Slahuddin, the police Saturday raided a hotel in Madhabpur Upazila and arrested two JMB suspects.
Being tipped off by local people, the police raided the hotel at about 11.00am and arrested Shahjahan Khandaker (31), and Shahriar (21).
Local people suspected Shahjahan to be Salahuddin and informed the local police.
The arrested were being interrogated, the police said.
Meawhile, Savar police Saturday morning arrested another suspected ehsar member of the banned JMB from Nrishinghapur village under Savar Upazila.
The police said acting on a tip-off, Sub-inspector (SI) Nasim of Savar police station arrested the 32-year-old bearded youth Ilias from his residence.
According to sources, the police earlier had tried to hide the arrest. The arrested youth was being interrogated under the Savar thana custody till filing of this report at 10.00pm.