Gulshan Attack: Prime Arms Supplier Sagor Nabbed


Dhaka: Hadisur Rahman Sagor, one of the most wanted suspects in the 2016 Gulshan café attack has been arrested by the (CTTC) Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit of Bangaldesh on the early hours of Thursday morning from Bogra.

On July 1, 2016, Gulshan attack had left the world in a state of shock with 29 deaths including 18 foreigners. Sagor was among the suppliers of arms and explosives used in the barbaric Gulshan attack. Explosives like crude bombs, machetes and pistols were used in that brutal attack. 29 people were killed, including 20 hostages (18 foreigners and 2 locals), 2 police officers, 5 gunmen, and 2 bakery staff.

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Earlier, Lawful Interception Unit of Police Headquarters and Bogra District Police, law enforcers launched the operation code-named Operation Melted Ice but Sagor fled from the militant den in Ghop Nawapara area of Jessore just two days before police busted it.

Law enforcers, however, managed to capture his wife Khadija Akter after she along with her three kids came out of the den at one stage of the around 15-hour raid, said Ikramul Habib, additional deputy inspector general (Khulna range) of police.

She is the younger sister of Nurul Islam Marzan, one of the café attack masterminds, and a distant niece of another dreaded militant and café attack bomb supplier Sohel Mahfuz alias Hatkata Mahfuz.

Marzan was killed in a shootout with police in Dhaka in and Sohel was arrested in Chapainawabganj .