Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque today said Gulshan café attack mastermind Tamim Chowdhury had taken cover in the Narayanganj militant den following the Kalyanpur raid where nine militants were killed.
The IPG came up with the remark while talking to reporters after visiting Paikpara in Narayanganj city where three militants, including Tamim Chowdhury, were killed in a special police operation codenamed 'Hit Strom'.
Acting on information, members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) conducted the operation, Shahidul said.
The physiognomy of one of the three slain militants is like that of Tamim Chowdhury, he said adding, "This is clear that he is Tamim Chowdhury."
"Following my order, the CTTC team asked the militants to surrender, but they didn't. They hurled 4-5 grenades and opened fire at police, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate," the IGP said.
Earlier, three militants, including Tamim Chowdhury, were killed during a special police operation in a den of 'New JMB' in a building of Narayanganj sadar upazila in the morning.