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7 JMB men put on fresh remand

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 Staff Reporter A Dhaka court on Monday placed seven suspected members of banned Islamist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including its acting ameer Abdullah Al Tasnim alias Nahid, on a seven-day fresh remand in two cases. Metropolitan Magistrate Mizanur Rahman passed the order after sub-inspector Mozammel Hossain of the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police produced them before his court on completion of their four-day remand with a 20-day remand prayer in the two cases. The court also rejected the bail pleas of the accused. The others who were remanded are Nayeem Ali, 28, Sikander Ali, 25, Mahmud Ibn Bashar, 23, Masum Billah, 26, Fuhad Hasan, 18, and Ali Ahmed, 24. Earlier on September 19, another Dhaka court put the seven suspected JMB members on a four-day remand in the two cases. Plain-clothes police in a drive arrested the militants from the city’s Turag area on September 18. During the drive, the Detective Branch (DB) members also seized 10 kg gel-mixed chemical and jihadi books. The arrested militants had planned to carry out attacks on VVIPs, VIPs and KPIs to draw the attention of middle east-based militant group Islamic State (Isis), said DB sources. Police filed two cases -- one udder the Explosive Substances Act and the other under the Anti-Terrorism Act -- against the seven JMB men with Turag Police Station on September 19.