Snatched From Trishal
Neo-JMB chief Salehin still untraced
Police are yet to find Salauddin Ahmed alias Salehin, ameer of the banned Islamist outfit Neo-JMB.
A gang of miscreants intercepted a prison van in Trishal upazila of Mymensingh on Fabruary 23, 2014.They opened fire on policemen, killed a constable and snatched three, including Salehin
Bangladeshi law enforces, including Indian National Investigating Agency (NIA), are trying to trace Salehin.
The NIA is using its all resources to track down Neo-JMB chief Salauddin, a death row convict, said a source.
Five of the six militants, arrested in Assam and different parts of West Bengal, were wanted by NIA for their alleged role in bomb blasts at Khagragarh, Burdwan, on October 2, 2014. "NIA is in no hurry to barge into the investigation by Kolkata Police.
The Neo-JMB, is trying to regroup under Salehin. JMB issued a statement around two months back, announcing Salauddin Ahmed alias Salehin as its ameer, The outfit is now arranging funds through robberies, a high officials of CTTC told The Daily Observer.
The disclosure comes months after a JMB offshoot, "Neo JMB" as law enforcers call it, reportedly carried out two deadly terror attacks in Gulshan and Sholakia.
Law enforcers believe that Salahin, who used to shuttle between India and Bangladesh, narrowly escaped arrest when Kolkata police in a drive at a JMB hideout at bordering Bangaon in West Bengal arrested Trishal attack mastermind Anwar Hossain Faruq on September 25 last year.
Salehin, sentenced to death over the killing of a Christian youth in Jamalpur, was chief Neo JMB's Sylhet-Mymensingh region.
Law enforcers believe "Boma" Mizan, an explosives expert, is also hiding in India. Hafez Mahmud, Khulna divisional commander of JMB and also a death row convict, has been killed in an operation.
Abdullah Al-Tasnim Nahid Tasnim, chief of another faction of JMB, and his six accomplices were arrested on September 19, 2014.
Investigators say the Neo JMB, which is inspired by IS ideologies, was responsible for the July 1 Gulshan café attack in which 20 hostages, including 17 foreigners, were killed.
Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the mastermind of the cafe attack, was killed along with his two aides during a police raid on their hideout at a building in Naraynganj's Pikepara.
Salauddin Ahmed alias Salehin, is from Naraynganj. Law enforces suspect that several followers of Salehin also hiding at different palace of Naraynganj
The residence of Naraynganj are worried about the holy bath programme of Hindus on April 4.
Contacted, high officials of Naraynganj police administration said they are taking adequate security measures to ensure smooth holding of the programme.