‘Neo-JMB cell’ behind IED assaults on cops

Individuals from a “Neo-JMB” cell planted ad libbed dangerous gadgets (IEDs) at two places and assaulted cops at three different spots in the capital over the most recent a half year, counterterrorism authorities said.

The cell, suspected to have 10 to 12 individuals, utilized two individuals for every activity, and the IEDs were made at one of its nooks in Narayanganj’s Fatullah, the authorities said.

In a drive yesterday, individuals from Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police crushed the fort and captured two activists from that point, they said.

The authorities likewise professed to have recuperated bomb-production synthetic concoctions and toy firearms from the scene.

The arrestees were distinguished as the proprietor of the house Farid Uddin Rumee, 27, an instructor of Mechanical and Production Engineering in the capital’s Ahsanullah University, and Mishuk Khan Mizan, 24, a last year designing understudy of Narayanganj Polytechnic Institute.

Rumee’s significant other Jannatul Foara Anu, 26, a financier, was confined for cross examination.

Counterterrorism authorities said an ongoing “IS” video, where a few aggressors are seen holding firearms, is accepted to have been taken shots at the sanctum and those in the recording are the individuals from the cell, who are motivated by the worldwide fear outfit.

Police initially grabbed Mizan from Jatrabari region around 6:00pm on Sunday and dependent on data gathered from him assaulted the lair at a tin-shed one-story assembling early yesterday, Saiful Islam, delegate official of the CTTC unit, disclosed to The Daily Star.

Be that as it may, another suspect, Rumee’s more youthful sibling Jalauddin Rafiq, 23, who finished a designing course as of late, figured out how to escape the spot during the drive, said police.

Rumee lives with his significant other in a two-story working in close by Shiarchar zone. Around seven months back, he asked the inhabitants in the one-story working to leave, said counterterrorism authorities.

Rumee then supposedly set up the bomb-production sanctum in the house having six 10-feet by 12-feet rooms, they said.

“We recouped three IEDs which were prepared for blast. We additionally discovered toy weapons looking like AK-47s, a phony gun and two vests,” Deputy Commissioner Saiful said.

CTTC authorities said it was conceivable to make in any event 20 IEDs with the substances that have been recouped.

Saiful said the explosives appeared to be like those detonated in Dhaka as of late.

On April 29, two traffic police constables and a network traffic police officer were harmed in an impact in the capital’s Gulistan. Later on May 26, two individuals, including a female cop, were harmed when a bomb went off close to a police pickup close Malibagh crossing point.

On August 31, two cops were harmed when another bomb went off at Science Lab crossing point.

Also, IEDs were recuperated in the capital’s Paltan and Khamarbari territories on July 24.

Conversing with columnists after the sanctum was busted yesterday, CTTC boss Monirul Islam guaranteed that the arrestees were legitimately associated with arranging and “executing the episodes”.

He said they were researching to follow the others in question.

Unarmed police officers and police oil groups were the activists’ objective as the law masters were striving to decimate their systems, he included.

CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS

Five CTTC groups partook in the drive yesterday. Promptly in the day, the CTTC authorities alongside individuals from the region police cordoned off the one-story building.

The bomb transfer group of the CTTC arrived at the spot around 10:45am and exploded five IEDs in stages. The primary controlled blast was done at 12:57pm while the last one at 2:09pm, said CTTC authorities.

The blasts passed over piece of the top of the house. Around then, a flame broke out and it was stifled by firemen.

Prior to the impacts, CTTC authorities moved 17 families to security.

CTTC boss Monirul said the toy weapons recuperated yesterday looked like the ones seen held by aggressors in an ongoing IS film.

“We are additionally speculating that the vests recouped from the house were utilized for chronicle video film. We are additionally attempting to discover whether those were suicide vests,” he said.

A top CTTC authority revealed to The Daily Star that a few individuals from the “Neo-JMB” cell were attempting to set up correspondence with the IS. “We have followed a cell part, who is living in Yemen,” he said.

Then, the specialists of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology suspended Rumee following his capture, said Muhammad Abdul Gafur, recorder of the private college.

“We never discovered anything suspicious in his conduct and he was standard at work. We are shocked to realize that he was engaged with aggressor exercises,” he said.

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