By: Siam Sarower Jamil
Dhaka, July 28: Police claimed on Friday they arrested another key suspect of attack in Holey Artisan Bakery at Gulshan in Dhaka. Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rash, 20, was arrested at the north side of Singra Bazar bus stand area under Natore district, according to a text message sent out by the counter terrorism unit of the police. A joint team of Counter Terrorism and Transitional Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, police headquarters, district police of Bogra and Natore arrested the ‘notorious militant’ around 5:30am. Rashed would be shown arrested in the Holey Artisan case by the CTTC, the text message read. Assistant inspector general of police (confidential) Moniruzzaman said the law enforcers were escorting Rashed to Dhaka and would reach here in the afternoon. On July 7, police arrested one of the key planners of the Holey Artisan attack, Sohel Mahfuz, along with three other suspected extremists at Chowdhala of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj. The extremist attack on the Gulshan cafe left 29 people, including 17 foreigners, two police officials and five suspects, killed on July 1.