Gulshan attack ‘mastermind’ Rajib put on 8-day remand

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 A Dhaka court on Saturday placed Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, a top Neo-JMB leader and mastermind of Gulshan terror attack, on an 8-day remand in a case filed over the attack, reports news agency UNB.

 

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mohammad Mahmudul Hasan passed the order after Humayun Kabir, an inspector of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, and also investigation officer (IO) of the case, produced Rajib before the court seeking a 10-day remand for him.

 

Earlier, a CTTC team in a drive arrested Rajib from Elenga bus stand area of Tangail on Friday night.

 

Twenty hostages, including 17 foreign nationals, were killed by militants at Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan area of the capital on July 1 last year. The following day, five attackers and one suspected associate of the attackers were killed during a commando operation inside the cafe.

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