GULSHAN ATTACK: Tamim’s aide remanded in custody

Staff Correspondent

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of the police claimed on Thursday that they arrested a close aide to killed July 1 Gulshan attack suspect Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, a Bangladesh origin Canadian.
A press note signed by the unit’s deputy commissioner Muhammad Mohibul Islam Khan claimed that Salah Uddin Kamram, 30, was arrested at Tongi Station Road at abot 8:00pm on Wednesday.
Unit officials branded him as a member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.
They said that Salah Uddin also had close connection with extremism suspect Abu Hakim Nayeem, killed during a raid at Kalyanpur in Dhaka on July 26.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mahmudul Hasan remanded Salah Uddin in police custody for six days for interrogation in the case filed in connection with the raid at Kalyanpur.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police officials said that Salah Uddin was radicalised and came to Dhaka in May.
Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, 31, and two others were found killed in two rooms at their rented apartment at Paikpara in Dhaka in the morning after the police headquarters-guided 45-minute operation Hit-Strong 27 in Narayanganj city on August 27.
In the attack on a Gulshan cafe on July 1, the attackers killed 20 hostages — nine Italian, seven Japanese, two Bangladeshis, one Indian and one Bangladesh-born US citizen — and two police officers. Five attackers were also killed in a military operation that ended the hostage crisis on July 2.

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