Chargesheet in Gulshan Cafe attack case this month

Chargesheet in Gulshan Cafe attack case this month

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Dhaka – The charge sheet in Holey Artisan attack case will be submitted by this month said Monirul Islam, Chief of CCounter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) on Sunday.Talking to journalists at Dhaka Metropolitan Police Media Center on Sunday, Monirul Islam said this. He said all the important accused in the Holey Artisan case were caught. Some of them have already given confessional statements.
Monirul Islam said that five people have been arrested in this case. There are also four fugitives named Sagar, Ripon, Akram and Khalid. Trying to arrest them is going on. But if it is not possible to arrest them the charge sheet will be given by showing them absconding.
Some other militants involved in the attack died in different anti-militant drives, he said.
The militants launched the attack to draw the attention of Islamic State (IS) group and put the government in trouble, he added.
Monirul Islam further said that a person named Akram Hossain who financed for the attack is still not caught. Akram Hossain’s financed Saiful Islam who died on 15 August at panthopath Hotel Olio International. Basharuzzaman alias Chocolate and Mizanur Rahman alias choto Mizan were killed in a police operation in Chapainawabganj. A DNA tests recently have been confirmed about their identity.
CCTC is investigating the case filed with the Gulshan Police Station.
This year in March Monirul Islam said that three suspects in the case were arrested so far. They are Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, arms supplier Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan and Rakibul Hasan.
Besides, Hasnat Karim, a former teacher of North South University, is also behind bars as a suspect. Police were investigating whether he had any role in the attack.
Those who are still on the run are Sohel Mahfuz, Rashed, Basharuzzaman alias Chocolate, Mizanur Rahman alias Choto Mizan, Abdus Samad alias Arif, Maynul Islam alias Musa.
CTTC officials on Thursday, March 2 arrested Maulana Abul Kashem, alleged “spiritual leader” of ‘Neo JMB’ an offshoot of the mainstream Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). Investigators suspect that Kashem gave approval to militants to carry out the attack.
On July 1 last year, five militants attacked Holey Artisan Bakery on the 79th Street of Gulshan-2. Twenty foreign nationals were killed in the attack. Two officers of the police were killed in the militant attack. The twelve hours hostage crisis ended with the military-led operation in the morning next day. Six people, including five militants, were killed in the operation. – Staff Reporter

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