Detective Branch (DB) chief Mohammad Harun or Rashid yesterday said Mukit alias ‘Boma Maulana’ supplied around 400 bombs in the city’s different areas since October 27 this year.
“Boma Maulana supplied around 400 bombs in the city from October 27 to December 16. He got prize after sending photos of bombs to London,” he told a press briefing at DMP media center yesterday.
Harun, also DMP additional commissioner, said a team of DB arrested bomb expert Mukit alias Boma Maulana, the mastermind of cocktail attacks on premises of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court.
He said a team of Lalbagh Division of DB arrested him on Monday from Chawkbazar in Old Dhaka.
According to the DB, the arrested boma Maulana collected gunpowder and made about 400 bombs from October 27 to December 16.
Later, these bombs were delivered to different areas of the capital. Jubo Dal President Sultan Salahud-din Tuku supplied gunpowder to make bombs.
“They (bomb attackers) were rewarded if pictures of vandalism or arson attack were sent to London. One of the bombs supplied by Maulana was detonated on the premises of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court,” the DB Chief said.
He said Boma Maulana was the mastermind of the bomb attack on court premises and he received 10-kg gunpowder bomb sent by Sultan Salahuddin Tuku at Motijheel Bank Colony on October 27 night from Bhatara Thana Juba Dal convener Rabiul Islam Nayan.
During an interrogation, Mukit alias Boma Maulana told DB that arsonists were paid Tk 10,000 for set-ting fire to each vehicle.
Apart from this, Taka 5000 was given by the Mahanagar Jubo Dal for explosion and torch procession. Besides, Boma Maulana led a procession of about 6-7 thousand people from central office of BNP on December 16, the Victory Day.
The DB chief also said, “We have got many names of those who made bombs and those who sabotage buses and trains. This bomb Maulana was admitted to a hospital on October 27. And he was sitting there planning from where to collect bombs making equipment and with whom to detonate these bombs and cripple people.”
He said that following instruction of London, the Dhaka City South Jubo Dal unit formed eight teams for blasting bombs and creating anarchy among people.
Besides, arrested Mukit coordinated with Central Jubo Dal and city Jubo Dal at thana and ward level leaders for setting fire on motor vehicles at least six arson attacks.
“We have received a lot of information from Boma Maulana Mukit,” Mohammad Harun or Rashid said.