Dhaka – Police on Thursday arrested one of the suspected suppliers of weapons for carrying out the 2016 deadly cafe attack in Bangladeshi capital that left at least 20 civilians including foreign nationals.
Hadisur Rahman Sagar, arrested from the northern district of Bogra along with one of his associates Akram Hossain Niloy, was remanded in custody for interrogation in Dhaka, police said.
Investigators said the Sagar supplied the weapons to the five Islamist militants to carry out the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s diplomatic Gulshan enclave on July 1, 2016.
The attack left 20 civilians, two policemen killed before the army commandos stormed into the cafe to kill the militants, who took hostage the gusts of the restaurant.
Sagar and Niloy are the members of a faction of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, a banned militant outfit blamed for carrying out a number of terrorist attacks in Bangladesh.
Arifur Rahman Mandal, a top police officer in northern Bogra district, described the duos as high profile terrorists.