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Holey Artisan attack arms dealer Mamunur Rashid arrested

A militant arrested from a bus in Gazipur’s Board Bazar area has been identified as absconding Holey Artisan attack suspect Mamunur Rashid Ripon.

He was arrested around 1 am on Sunday aboard a bus travelling from Haluaghat to Dhaka.

According to law enforcers, Mamunur Rashid Ripon aka Rezaul Karim aka Reza is a top tier neo-JMB leader.

Ripon was responsible for supplying arms, explosives and money to the militants who carried out the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan on July 1, 2016.

According to Mufti Mahmud Khan, Ripon was in possession of Tk 150,000 at the time of his arrest.

Additional information will be provided at a press conference at the RAB Media Centre in Karwan Bazar later on Sunday, he added.