Garment factory owner held for supplying arms, funding militancy

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MNA Editorial Desk: A garment factory owner and his driver have been detained by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for their alleged connection in supplying firearms and funding militancy.

Imran Ahmed, 37, managing director of Jim Tex, is said to be a Majlish-e-Sura member of Sarwar-Tamim group of “Neo JMB”, Dhaka City West unit, according to a press release sent from Rab headquarters.

Imran, hailed from Pirojpur, was arrested from Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj and Shamim was arrested in Brahmanbaria, said Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the force’s legal and media wing, at a press briefing at its media centre at Karwan Bazar.

In primary interrogation, Imran admitted to his involved with the militant outfit, said Mufti Mahmud said.

Imran was also serving as the head of JMB’s Dhaka metropolitan unit that covers neighbourhoods of Gulshan, Banani and Mirpur. He was active in preaching militant ideology in 10 districts including Chittagong, Bogra, Comilla, Cox’s Bazar and Rajshahi.

He has helped militants including Junnun Sikder with funds to get passports, according to the elite force. He also helped families of those JMB operatives now in jail and gave Tk 200,000 to the wife of detained JMB leader Abdul Hakim for his release.