Police told the media on Friday that they had arrested three suspected Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activists, including the possible mastermind behind the killing of Jagneshwar Roy.
“These three were among the five who carried out the assassination. All of them are active local JMB members,” said Rangpur divisional police chief Humayun Kabir.
Police produced the three—identified as Alamgir Hossain, 35, Harez Ali, 32 and Ramzan Ali, 22— in a Panchagarh court on Saturday and secured an 18-day custody to grill them.
On Feb 21, assailants slit the throat of 50-year-old Roy, head priest of Santo Gaurio temple in Debiganj Upazila, after attacking him with sharp weapons.
Witnesses said three men, armed with sharp weapons and firearms, had killed the priest. The assailants opened fire and hurled bombs while fleeing on a motorbike, they said.