Dhaka: Arrested earlier this month from Chapainawabganj, a “Neo JMB” militant has confessed of supplying the bombs for July 1 Dhaka cafe attack.
As per The Daily Star reports Sohel Mahfuz told the court that he hand-made some bombs and collected some more from India and supplied them to Holey Artisan attackers. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ahsan Habib recorded his confessional statement for over three hours and consequently sent Sohel Mahfuz to prison, sources said. In his confessional statement, Mahfuz said he was not present during the attack.
Twenty hostages, mostly foreigners, and two policemen were killed in the grisly Dhaka attack in an upscale eatery in the capital’s diplomatic zone. The siege and carnage were eventually put to an end by the army after 18 hours.
Sohel Mahfuz was known to be an explosive expert and the supplier of bombs in the Holey Artisan cafe attack last year. He was arrested from Chapainawabganj’s Shibganj on July 8.