POST TIME: 20 January, 2019 07:06:05 PM
Gulshan café attack case: JMB man put on 5-day remand
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Gulshan café attack case: JMB man put on 5-day remand

The Rapid Action Battalion escorting arrested suspected militant Mamunur Rashid (centre) in Dhaka on Jan 20, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

A court here on Sunday placed Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) member Md Mammunur Rashid, an accused in Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery café attack case, on a five-day remand.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Kanak Barua passed the order in the afternoon when investigation officer (IO) of the case and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-3 Kafil Uddin sought a ten-day remand for the accused.

Earlier on Saturday night, Rab men arrested Md Mammunur Rashid alias Ripon alias Rezaul Karim alias Reza, a surah member of banned militant outfit JMB and also the supplier of money and arms to the café attackers.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in Boardbazar area and arrested the JMB member along with Tk 1.5lakh, said Rab sources.

The terrorist attack that shattered the country and drew global attention, claimed lives of 22 people -- nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis along with two police officers -- on July 1 2016.

Twenty-one people were identified to be behind the attack. Among them, 13 were killed in gunfights at different times.

On July 23 in 2018, police pressed charges against eight alleged militants in the Holey Artisan cafe attack case.UNB..