Four suspected neo JMB members to be taken to court

Four suspected neo JMB members to be taken to court

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Dhaka, July 9 – Gulshan café attack case accused Sohel Mahfuz, who was arrested along with three other suspected members of militant group ‘Neo-JMB’ from Chapainawabganj, is set to be produced before a court here on Sunday afternoon.Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Media), said Sohel will be placed before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s (CMM) Court with a 10-day remand petition.
On Friday night, police arrested four members of ‘Neo-JMB’, including Sohel Mahfuz, an accused in the Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery attack case, from Chowdhala in Shibganj upazila.
Sohel was brought to Dhaka from Chapainawabganj on Saturday afternoon.
Later, Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of (DMP) Monirul Islam, at a press briefing, said Sohel was the founder ameer of JMB in India as well as one of the most wanted accused in the Holey Artisan attack case.
On the evening of July 1, 2016, five militants entered the Holy Artisan Café with bombs, machetes, pistols, and held several dozens of people hostages, including 18 foreigners.
Twenty hostages — nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladesh-born American and two Bangladeshis — were killed as the militants sprayed them with bullets indiscriminately or cut their throats to confirm their deaths inside the café.
Besides, two senior police officers — Banani Police Station then officer-in-charge Salauddin Ahmed Khan and Detective Branch assistant commissioner Robiul Islam — were shot dead when police tried to take control of the bakery. – UNB

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