Main accused of Gulshan Café attack detained

Gulshan cafe attack

MNA Editorial Desk: Police have arrested Gulshan cafe attack suspect Sohel Mahfuz and three other suspected militants in Chapainwabganj. Three others were described as associates of Sohel. They were named as Hafiz, Jewel and Jamal.

Police said Sohel Mahfuz is one of ‘masterminds’ of Holey Artisan Bakery attack in 2016 that claimed 22 lives. Two police officers were killed in grenade blasts while responding to the café attack.

Sohel is accused of supplying the grenades used in the attack on Jul 1, 2016. He was an executive member of the JMB and later joined neo-JMB, police counterterrorism unit Chief Monirul Islam said.

The Chapainwabganj police arrested them during a drive around 3:45am on Saturday which was assisted by the counter-terrorism unit of the police.