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Mastermind of Khagrachhari blasts Nasir arrested with 3 others

Khagrachhari, Aug 28 (BDNEWS) – Police Sunday arrested Mohammad Nasir (35), the mastermind behind August 17 bomb blasts in Khagrachhari and also the amir of Jamaatul Mujahideen (JMB), from Panchhari Bazar and three other alleged JMB activists from his Islampur residence in the district headquarters.

Besides, police also recovered bomb-making equipment and remote control devices along with JMB publications that include bomb-manufacturing booklets, training manuals and JMB constitution.

Police said that, according to confession of Dighinala upazilla JMB Amir Emdadul, and Shahidul, an Ansar who is also a JMB member, police conducted several raids on suspected spots.

The other arrestees are Shagar Miah (18) of ChapaiNawabganj, Sakib Khan (18) of Rangpur and Shabuj Ali (22) of Jhenaidaha. They confessed to their involvement in the bomb blast incident and pointed at Nasir as the key person.

Police said Nasir, who rented a house of one Mannan at the Islampur area in the disguise of a cloth retailer, made five bombs 15 days before the attack. He engaged Sagar, a rickshawpuller, to plant the bombs at five particular spots in exchange for Tk four hundred.

According to his directives, Sagar placed the bombs at the deputy commissioner’s office, court premises, Shapla Square, Mukta Moncho and Shahid Kader Road at dawn on August 17.


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