Police on Saturday arrested 14 members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from a house near the district truck terminal in Jhenidah.
From the house, owned by a primary school teacher Malek Joarder, police also seized nine mobile phone sets, copies of Quran and Bible, Islamic booklets and a copy of the first information report of the August 21 grenade attack on Awami League rally.Superintendent of police in Jhenidah Rezaul Islam said they launched a drive in the truck terminal area acting on a tip-off and arrested 14 JMB activists.
He also said the militants were being trained in the rented house for long. The arrestees, however, claimed themselves as adherents of another so-called radical group 'Allar Dal'.
The arrestees were undergoing interrogation under police custody at Jhenidah sadar thana.