The two arrested Neo-JMB members – Mehedi Hasan Tamim and Md Abdullah Ajmir – on Sunday confessed to a Dhaka court that they were involved in carrying out recent attacks on police in Dhaka's Gulistan and Science Laboratory areas.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ziaur Rahman sent them to jail after recording their statements.
On October 13, a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan police arrested them from Mohammadpur in connection with recent IED (improvised explosive devices) attacks targeting police at these areas.
Both the suspects graduated from Mechanical Engineering department of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology.
Mehedi and Ajmir joined the JMB after getting admission into the university. They took militancy training at a remote river island of Bhola in February last year.
They started operating an armed unit led by Jamal Uddin Rafiq, younger brother of Farid Uddin Rumi – a Neo-JMB member.
Rumi on September 30 confessed to a Dhaka magistrate that he and four others were involved in carrying out attacks on police in the capital in the last five months.
The Neo-JMB members used to make grenades at Rafiq's house in Fatullah of Naryanganj. Rafiq was arrested from Narayanganj on September 23 last.
On August 31, two policemen, including one escorting Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (LGRD) Minister Md Tazul Islam, were injured in an attack at Science Laboratory area around 9:20pm.
On April 29, another blast in Gulistan area left two traffic police constables and a community traffic policeman injured.