'Neo JMB leader' Rajib on remand under anti- terrorism act
Militant outfit "Neo JMB leader" Jahangir Hossain alias Rajib Gandhi, also a plotter of Holey Artisan Café attack, was placed on a six-day remand yesterday in another case filed against him under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Metropolitan Magistrate Abdullah Al Masud passed the order after Rafiq Uddin, a sub-inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit and also the investigation officer of the case, produced Rajib Gandhi before the court with a 10-day remand prayer.
Earlier in the day, Rajib Gandhi was shown arrested in the case after his involvement with the incident was found.
The case was filed with Dhanmondi Police Station last November 1.
Rajib was arrested in Tangail on January 13 this year.
On the evening of July 1 last year, five gunmen burst into the eatery and started firing indiscriminately.
They brutally killed the hostages with guns and machetes, and used the victims' phones to publish images of the bodies on the social media.
Around 12 hours later, para commandos stormed the restaurant and found traces of mindless butchery. Twenty hostages were brutally murdered with the café's floor strewn with bodies. Two police officers were also killed in the attack.