Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Police claimed on Monday that the members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have collected nearly a 20-men team from Bangladesh to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Monirul Islam, the joint commissioner and spokesperson of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), came with the claim during a press briefing at the DMP media centre in Dhaka on Monday.
The DMP spokesperson said that the law enforcers gleaned the information interrogating two suspected members of the IS who were arrested Sunday night from two different spots in Dhaka.
Detectives arrested – Aminul Islam Begh, and Sakib Bin Kamal – from Uttara and Lalmatia area of the capital city and have claimed that they are members of the IS.
Begh, was the information technology head of a multinational company, and worked as a regional coordinator for Islamic State, while Kamal, was a teacher at a school in Dhaka.
Begh and Kamal were organising people, who wants to fight alongside militants in Syria, through online, Monirul told reporters during the briefing.
The duo had confessed to having convinced at least 20 people to join IS,” a police official said.
They were also hatching conspiracy to topple the government by collecting fund and activists secretly and conducting terrorist activities, the DMP spokesperson added.
During last night’s raid, police also seized laptop, cell phone sets, several books on jihad and some leaflets on militant activities from the possession of the detainees.
So far, nearly 12 people were arrested in Bangladesh in recent months for their suspected links with the IS.
The growing influence of IS raised concern as Bangladesh faced the brutal murder of three secular bloggers by radical Islamists in the recent months.