Holey Artisan attack fugitive arrested

Sun Online Desk

20th January, 2019 10:35:19 printer

Holey Artisan attack fugitive arrested

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a charge-sheeted accused of the case filed over Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery attack from Gazipur on Saturday night, UNB reports.


The arrestee is Md Mammunur Rashid alias Ripon alias Rezaul Karim alias Reza, a surah member of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and also the supplier of money and arms to the café attackers.


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


The details will be briefed at a press conference at the Rab headquarters later in the day.


The terrorist attack that shattered the country and drew global attention, claimed lives of 22 people -- nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis along with two police officers -- on July 1 2016.


Twenty-one people were identified to be behind the attack. Among them, 13 were killed in gunfights at different times.


On July 23 in 2018, police pressed charges against eight alleged militants in the Holey Artisan cafe attack case.