JMB leader held over Gopibagh 6 murders
05 November 2015, Nirapad News: Detectives arrested a suspected leader of banned Islamic outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from the city’s Jatrabari area on Thursday noon in connection with the Gopibagh six murders.
Six people, including a local ‘saint’ along with his banker son, were slaughtered by miscreants at RK Mission Road of Gopibagh on December 21, 2013.
Tipped off, a special team of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police conducted a raid on Shaheed Faruk Road in Jatrabari around 2:35 pm and arrested Abdul Gaffar, said Deputy Commissioner (DB East) Mahbub Alam.
Gaffar was also wanted in the former Power Development Board chairman Khijir Khan killing case, he said.
Later, a court put the JMB leader on a five-day remand in connection with the gruesome six murders.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mollah Saiful Islam passed the order when DB Inspector Kazi Golam Kibria, also investigation of the case, produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand.
Earlier, DB arrested four suspected JMB members in connection with the Gopibagh six murders. Though they had revealed that JMB was involved in the incident, they denied their involvement to the incident, he said.
JMB militant Tarequl Islam Mithu, arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of former PDB chairman Khijir Khan, revealed that 7-8 JMB militants had been involved in the Gopibagh six-murder incident.
The detectives arrested Tarequl from Tangail and his accomplice Alek Bepari, a microbus driver, from Mirpur in the capital on October 14 over the Khijir Khan killing.
Tariqul divulged that the JMB militants, led by its military wing commander Al-Bani alias Hujja alias Mahfuz alias Shahadat, took part in the Gopibagh killing mission.
Shahadat, however, was killed in a reported encounter with detectives in Dwipnagar area under Darussalam thana of Mirpur in the city early November 6.
Miscreants slaughtered self-proclaimed saint Lutfar Rahman Faruq, 60, his son Sanwar Islam alias Monir, 30, a banker, and the saint’s four followers – Mujibur Rahman, 30, Russell, 25, and Shahin, 25, and Manju, 30.
Lutfar’s younger son Abdullah Al Faruk filed a case with Wari Police Station on December 22 against 11 unidentified people for the murders. Later, the case transferred to DB for investigation.