Gulshan café attack accused among 4 ‘militants’ held in Chapainawabganj
Published : 08 Jul 2017, 16:04
Four suspected members of banned militant outfit “Neo-JMB”, including an accused in a case filed in connection with Gulshan café attack, were arrested in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early today.
A team of law enforcers from Dhaka with the help of local police arrested the accused, Shohel Mahfuz, and three others at Ambagan in the upazila around 3:00am, said TM Mojahidul Islam, superintendant of Chapainawabganj police.
Shohel Mahfuz has been taken to the capital, the SP said.
The names and other details about the three other accused were not known immediately.
Chapainawabganj police will brief journalists about the arrest at noon.
On the night of July 1, 2016, five armed militants stormed into Holet Artisan Bakery in the Gulshan diplomatic zone and held diners hostage at gunpoint. They then brutally murdered nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian and three Bangladeshis.
Two police officers also lost their lives as law enforcers in groups tried to close in on the place. The siege ended through a commando operation in which five militants and a chef died. Another staffer died of his injuries in hospital.
Law enforcers filed the case following the attack.
- Most viewed
- Sunny Leone is the new mom in B-town!
- Useful tips for beautiful nails
- Microcredit programmes turn many women self-employed
- Muslim Ummah facing harassment for involvement of some people in militancy: PM
- 2 women surrender as cops cordon off Meherpur ‘militant den’
- Court orders de-sealing of hotel room where Sunanda died
- Minneapolis police chief resigns after Australian woman's shooting
- 22 July Deaths
- 22 July Births
- Tahsan, Mithila announce their divorce
- 5 members of ‘rapist gang’ held in city
- Students clash with cops at Shahbagh demanding exam dates
- Unidentified girl dies at DMCH, 12 days after rescue in senseless state
- 2,000 girl cyclists say 'No' to early marriage
- Bangladeshi gets 11 years’ jail for raping tourist in Singapore
- Don’t ruin fish market for small gains, PM to exporters
- Jagga Jasoos actress found dead in Gurgaon flat
- Australian senator who breast-fed daughter in parliament resigns