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B'desh Police arrests another Gulshan attack 'mastermind'

ANI  |  Dhaka [Bangladesh] 

Another mastermind of the Gulshan attack, Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi has been arrested by the Police's Counter-and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit from Tangail's Elenga area.

The Dhaka Tribune quoted CTTC Additional Deputy Commissioner Abdul Mannan, as saying that Rajib was arrested based on a tip-off by a CTTC team from Tangail's Elenga area on Friday night.

As many as ten people were arrested from different parts of Dhaka for their suspected involvement with the Holey Artisan attackers by the Rapid Action Battalion unit of the police last week.

Two militants of the New JMB (Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen) group including Gulshan terror attack operational commander Marjan were killed in an alleged gunfight with the police's counter- unit in Dhaka's Mohammadpur area on January 6.

On July 1, 2016, five armed militants stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery and took the bakery staff and guests hostage and killed 20 - including 18 foreigners - before enforcement teams laid siege in the early hours of July 2, killing the terrorists.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 15:28 IST