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Gulshan cafe attack: Key JMB suspect arrested

Gulshan cafe attack: Key JMB suspect arrested

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Jan 2019, 04:09 pm

Dhaka, Jan 20 (IBNS): Another key suspect in the 2016 Dhaka cafe attack has been arrested by Bangladesh security forces on Saturday, media reports said on Sunday.

The arrested person was identified as Md Mammunur Rashid alias Ripon alias Rezaul Karim alias Reza.

A local court on Sunday send the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) member to five-day remand.

Earlier on Saturday night, Rab men arrested Md Mammunur Rashid alias Ripon alias Rezaul Karim alias Reza, a surah member of banned militant outfit JMB and also the supplier of money and arms to the cafe attackers, reported The Independent.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in Boardbazar area and arrested the JMB member along with Tk 1.5lakh,  Rab sources told the newspaper.

2016 Dhaka attack:

In 2016, Bangladesh witnessed a massive terrorist attack when militants attacked a cafe at Gulshan area in Dhaka and killed at least 20 people.

The attack had left the entire Muslim majority nation and even people across the globe shocked.

The Bangladesh Police in 2018 filed charge sheet against eight terrorists in connection with the 2016 Dhaka cafe attack.