Major Islamist extremist arrests included:
November 19, 2012: Police arrested 107 JeI-ICS cadres in five Districts, including
Dhaka, on charges of attacking law enforcers and for vandalism.
November 6, 2012: Police arrested 207 JeI-ICS leaders and cadres from different places of the country for attacking the law enforcers and carrying out ‘destructive activities’.
October 21, 2012: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested eight HT cadres from
PTI Roadin Barguna District.
August 12, 2012: RAB arrested 35 cadres of HuT from a restaurant in
Dhaka's Panthapath while they were holding a “secret meeting” to plan “subversive activities” and a “massive showdown” after the eid holidays.
July 19, 2012: RAB arrested 17 cadres of HuT from different parts of
Dhakawhile they were holding an anti-government rally and distributing leaflets containing anti-state propaganda.
May 25, 2012: RAB arrested four cadres of HuT, including its ‘regional commander’, in Shibganj
District, while they were in a secret meeting preparing to distribute books and leaflets. sub-districtof Chapainawabganj
March 5, 2012: RAB arrested two leaders and a member of JMB, identified as Mohammad Asaduzzaman alias Hazari, ‘chief’ of JMB Khulna divisional unit, Mohammad Wahab, ‘head’ of JMB Savar zone and JMB member Anwar Hossain, from different parts of
. RAB also seized several JMB publications and leaflets from the possession of the arrestees. Dhaka City
January 9, 2012: A close aide of executed JMB leader Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, identified as Emdadul Haque Uzzal, was arrested in the Uttara area of Dhaka City.Police also recovered from his possessions several publications of the banned organisation and some books giving instructions on how to make bombs and operate firearms such as AK-47s.
January 8, 2012: RAB arrested Abu Talha Mohammad Fahim alias Bashar, the ‘finance wing chief’ of the JMB, and his accomplice Mohammad Abdul Alim, from Achintola Bahrampur village in Rajshahi District.