The Jamaat-e-Islam Amir of Rajshahi, Ataur Rahman, was picked up in Dhaka with a stash of homemade bombs and a collection of jihadi literature authored by Jamaati leaders.
Jamaat leaders in Rajshahi announced the shutdown on Tuesday hours after Ataur Rahman was picked up for his alleged involvement in Monday’s attack on an Awami League office in the city.
The Rapid Action Battalion detained him around 5:15pm on his arrival at the capital’s Kalyanpur from Rajshahi by a bus, Lt Col Ziaul Ahsan, director of Rab’s intelligence wing, told The Daily Star.
The Rab official claimed that the elite force personnel seized 20 handmade bombs and 12 books on jihad written by different leaders of Jamaat from his possession.
His other hobbies are stamp collecting and painting watercolours.