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Gulshan attack: 4 arms suppliers arrested

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) last night arrested four active members of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), believed to be the suppliers of arms and ammunitions used in bloody Gulshan attack.

The arrestees Md Abu Taher, 37, Mizanur Rahman, 34, Md Selim Miah, 45, and Toufikul Islam alias Dr Toufik, 32, were picked up from Darus Salam area in the capital.

"As many as 787 detonators, used in making homemade grenade, and one 9mm pistol were recovered from their possession," DMP additional deputy commissioner (media) Md Eusuf Ali said.

The arrestees in the primary interrogation confessed that they are active members of JMB and involved in arms smuggling along the Bangladesh-India border in Shibganj, Chapainawabganj.

"They smuggled in arms, detonators, gel, used in making explosive items, and those were used in recent attacks by neo JMB. Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan alias Tara, who was in-charge of JMB in Chapainawabganj, collected arms and ammunitions, used in Holey Artisan Bakery attack, from the border through three other arrestees and supplied those to Tamim Chowdhury and Marjan," Ali added.

It is assumed that they had collected the weapon and detonators, those were seized from them, to carry out subversive activities in the capital.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)