The members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested a ‘Neo JMB’ leader Mawlana Abul Kashem from Dhaka on Thursday night.
Abul Kashem is the spiritual leader of “Neo JMB” and ameer of a part of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.
Mawlana Abul Kashem is a teacher of a madrasa in Joypurhat and one of the masterminds of Dhaka attack.
On July 1, last year, militants attacked Gulshan café and killed 20 hostages, including nine Italian, seven Japanese and one Indian citizen.
Additional police commissioner of DMP’s Media and Public Relations Department Masudur Rahman confirmed the matter.