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Gulshan café attack: Sohel remanded again

Published : Monday, 17 July, 2017 at 3:57 PM Count : 257
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A Dhaka court on Monday placed Sohel Mahfuz, one of the masterminds of Gulshan Holy Artisan Café attack case, on a six-day fresh remand.

Metropolitan Magistrate Shotto Broto Sikder granted the remand as IO Humayun Kabir, inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), produced Sohel seeking remand again.

Police arrested four members of 'Neo-JMB', including Sohel, from Chapainawabganj on July 7.

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 bullets on them indiscriminately or cut their throats to confirm their deaths inside the café.

Besides, two senior police officers--Banani Police Station the then OC Salauddin Ahmed Khan and Detective Branch assistant commissioner Robiul Islam--were shot dead when police tried to take control of the bakery.


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