Dhaka, Sept 21: Lawmen of Bangladesh on Thursday claimed arrest of a suspected militant of the ‘Sarwar-Tamim Group’ of the Neo-JMB, who they say is a militant commander trying to regroup the organisation.
Arrestee Imam Mehedi Hasan alias Abu Jibril is a commander of the group’s ‘Brigade Ad-Daraqutni’, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said.
Hailing from Patuakhali and engaged in efforts to regroup the organisation, Mehedi was arrested from Khilgaon in Dhaka, RAB said in a press briefing in the capital.
Mehedi Hasan, son of Md Khorshed Alam, had come to Dhaka in 2011 and had a brief career in ramp modelling, said his brother Waliur Alam. BBA graduate from Darul Ihsan University, he ran a home decor business for some while.
Mehedi gave up his ramp modelling career due to complaint from his family, Waliur told ‘The Daily Star’. He went missing on May 4 and his mobile phone was shut since then. A general diary was filed with Khilgaon Police Station on May 5.
He is married and now expecting a baby.
Under initial interrogation, Mehedi confessed his involvement with JMB’s Sarwar-Tamim group since 2015. He had connections with top militants including Holey Artisan attacker Nibras Islam, said RAB.