Salauddin Kamran, 30, a member of the Neo-Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), was arrested yesterday and during investigation, he told police that he was close to Abu Hakim, a terrorist killed in the Kallyanpur raid on July 25, Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Masudur Rahman said.
Kamran said he came to Dhaka in May, after joining the terrorist group, and was trained in Paikpara area by now- detained terrorist suspect Rakibul Hasan Regan.
Kamran was also close to killed terrorist Tamim Chowdhury and other top ranks of the New-JMB, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
Police had named Tamim, a Canadian-Bangladeshi who led the 'Neo-JMB', as the one who orchestrated the July 1 attack on the upscale Holey Artisan Bakery and O' Kitchen restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic zone in which 22 people, including an Indian girl, were killed.
ISIS had claimed responsibility for the cafe attack. But police believe that New-JMB, which is close to the ISIS, was involved in organising the attack.
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