Gulshan attack accused : Sohel among 4 held in C’nawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ : Police arrested four members of ‘Neo-JMB’, including Sohel Mahfuz, an accused in the Gulshan cafe attack case, from Chowdhala in Shibganj upazila on Friday night, reports UNB.
Sohel Mahfuz, is said to be one of the masterminds of the terror attack on Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka that left 20 hostages and two senior police officers dead.
Sohel is also the northern region commander of Neo-JMB, an ultra-radical offshoot of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
The three other arrestees are Hafiz, Jamal and Jewel. A police team conducted a drive at Pushkoronir Par in the area around 3:00 am and arrested Sohel along with his three associates.
A team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) from Dhaka also joined the drive, said TM Mujahidul Islam, superintendent of Chapainawabganj Police. Sohel is now being sent to Dhaka, said the SP, adding that the details about the arrest will be made available at a press briefing around 12:00 pm.


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