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.