Police in Bangladesh claim to have arrested 7 people, including 6 female members of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami from a ‘clandestine’ meeting in Dhaka on the 30th of December. Police claim that at this time they retrieved 15 ‘Jihadi’ books, Jamaat members forms and several copies of monthly planning reports.
The arrested include-Shamima Akhter, Nur Jahan, Sharifa Khatun, Selina Akhter, Najmun Nahar, Sadia Tahmina and Jashim Uddin.
Shah Alam, the Inspector (Operations) of Uttara West informed news outlet Banglamail that late night on Monday, police arrested 6 female members of Jamaat-e-Islami from a house in Uttara sector 10, Road 11. Later, police arrested another person named Jashim Uddin from Azampur based on interrogation of the arrested women.
Police claim that they had been arrested because they were hatching conspiracies while attending a secret meeting. Police further said that the house was that of the ex-Vice President of Islami Bank Tofazzal Hossain. They claimed that he was a member of Jamaat-e-Islami and that he was in hiding from several police cases against him.