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Police: Kallyanpur militants were planning 3 big simultaneous attacks

  • Published at 04:34 pm July 25th, 2017
Police: Kallyanpur militants were planning 3 big simultaneous attacks
It has been a year since the Kallyanpur militant den raid where 9 militants were killed and one escaped during "Operation Storm 26" that was conducted on July 26, to find the planners of the Holey Artisan attack. It was discovered that some of the militants at the den were connected to planning the Holey attack while others were planning more attacks on areas densely populated by foreigners in Dhaka and Narayanganj, police said. “They had almost finished their preparations for three simultaneous attacks in Dhaka and Narayanganj. We found out that they had already rented a place in Narayanganj to carry out the attack,” said Chief of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Monirul Islam. CTTC Chief Monirul said they had no further information about the escaped militant Iqbal, adding: “We think he may have died in the subsequent militant drives that were conducted.”
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There has however been no charge sheet filed a year after the drive. The CTTC chief said that they had just received the postmortem report a week ago of the nine militants, one of whom is yet to be identified. “The investigation is at its final stage and we will submit the charge sheet soon,” said CTTC’s Monirul. So far five people have been arrested in connection to the case --- Rakibul Hasan Rigan, Salauddin Kamran, Engineer Abdur Rouf Prodhan, Abul Kashem alias Boro Hujur, Ahmed Azwad Imtiaz Talukder alias Omi. Three of them, Rigan, Kamran and Engineer Pordhan have all given their confessional statement under Section 164.
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“Among the fugitive militants, we have information that Junayed Khan is out of the country, Ripon and Khaled were outside of the country during Operation Storm 26. So far, in the investigation, we have not been able to confirm their involvement. “We have however, found the involvement of Sohel Mahfuz alias Hatkata Mahfuz who was recently arrested. He was shown arrested in the case of the Kallyanpur incident and the court has granted us a fresh three-day remand period to question him further,” said CTTC chief.
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Monirul Islam said the name of nine more militants were found during the investigation at the den and they are currently looking into them as well. They are Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury (who was the mastermind of the Holey Artisan attack and was killed in the Narayanganj militant den), Rakibul Hasan Rigan, Iqbal, Ripon, Khalid, Mamun, Manik, Junayed Khan, Badal, and Azadul alias Kabiraj. Rakibul Hasan Rigan was arrested while fleeing the Kallyanpur militant den. "Operation Storm-26” was the turning point of the law enforcers. We were able to stop the militants from executing further attacks. Some high-profile militants were killed during that drive,” said Chief of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Monirul Islam.
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Deceased militants of the Kallyanpur militant den were identified as Abdullah, 23, son of Sohrab Ali of Ballabhpur village, Dinajpur; Abdul Hakim Naym, 33, [name in Bengali reads Abu Hakim Naym] son of Nurul Islam of Kuakata village, Patuakhali; Taj-ul-Haque Rashiq, 25, son of Rabiul Haq from Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area; Akifuzzaman Khan, 24, son of Saifuzzaman Khan of Dhaka’s Gulshan area; Shazad Rouf, 24, son of Tawhid Rouf of Bashundhara, Dhaka; Motier Rahman, 24, son of Nasiruddin Sardar of Omarpur village, Satkhira; Jobayer Hossain, 20, son of Abdul Quaium of Paschim Maijdee village, Noakhali; Rayhan Kabir alias Tarek alias Faruk, and one unidentified.
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