Update December 31, 2017

Dhaka 9-29 pm, 27-January, 2021

Most wanted JMB leader Abu Sayeed arrested in Bogra

Mirajul Moin Joy

31 December 2017, Nirapad News: Detective Branch of Police overnight arrested most wanted JMB leader Abu Sayeed, a death row convict, from Omarpur area of Nandigram upazila in the district.

The arrestee Sayeed alias Karim alias Shyamal was the main accused of Khagragar bomb blast in Burdwan in the West Bengal state of India.

A team of detectives of Police Headquarters and detective branch of police in Bogra conducted a drive at the Nandigram upazila around 1 am last night and arrested him and recovered firearms, ammunitions and a motorcycle.

He was the southern wing chief of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Superintendant of Police of Bogra Md Asaduzzaman told a press conference this afternoon.

Police sources said Sayeed joined JMB in 2002. In 2005, he was awarded death penalty in a case of launching bomb explosion in Naogaon. He fled to India in 2007.

He got married to Khadiza, a daughter of militant outfit member Yadul in Murshidabad district and used to operate militant activities there.

In 2014, Sayeed was accused of Burdwan blast. A case was lodged against him there.

Following the Burdwan blast, National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Kolkata declared a reward of 10 lac Indian rupees for credible information on his whereabouts. In 2015, he fled to Bangladesh.

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