Holey Artisan attack 'arms supplier' arrested

Kalerkantho Online   

20 January, 2019 09:37 AM

Holey Artisan attack 'arms supplier' arrested

Mamunur Rashid. File photo

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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a member of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), who was said to be the arms and explosive supplier of Gulshan café attack in 2016.

The arrestee is-- Mamunur Rashid alias Ripon alias Rezaul Karim alias Reza, accused in a case filed over the attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan.   

Confirming the news, Rab Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan said: "The JMB leader-- Ripon, was arrested from Gazipur's Board Bazar area on early Sunday around 1am."

According to Mufti Mahmud Khan, Ripon was in possession of Tk 150,000 at the time of his arrest.

The elite force will brief the media about the arrest at its media centre in Karwan Bazar later on the day.