‘Weapon suppliers’ of Dhaka café attack in police net
The Bangladesh Police on Thursday arrested four ‘weapon suppliers’, who smuggled arms and materials used in the country’s worst terror attack at a cafe here that claimed 22 lives, including that of an Indian girl, in July. The accused had smuggled the arms from India.
“Our counter-terrorism unit arrested them from Mirpur area last night...we have obtained a three-day remand order from the court and are interrogating," police spokesman Masudur Rahman said.
The four are believed to have supplied grenade detonators, gel and weapons smuggled from India used in the neo-JMB attacks across the country, he said.
The development came more than a week after the police claimed that they succeeded in tracing the source of the not-so-modern weaponry used by the terrorists while they all were operatives of neo-JMB, which is said to be ideologically linked to ISIS, which had claimed the responsibility of the cafe attack.
Media reports quoting a police officer said during initial investigation, the suspects confessed to smuggling weapons and explosives across the Indian border near Bangladesh's northwestern Chapainawabganj district.