Suspected Dhaka terror attack operative booked in Kolkata

15 days ago | 10-03-2017 | IBNS

Kolkata, Mar 10 : Acting on a tip off, given by Delhi Police, the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police has nabbed a suspected mastermind of Dhaka terror attack from central Kolkata's Burrabazar area, officials said.

According to reports, the middle-aged suspect, Md. Idris, was booked on last Saturday (Mar 4), when he was trying to board an inter-state bus.

Md. Idris, who is one of the key suspects of Dhakas Gulshan cafe attack last year, has been apprehended from Burrabazar PS area and sent to Delhi Polices custody on a transit remand, a senior official of Kolkata Polices STF told IBNS.

Md. Idris, who hails from Myanmar, was staying at different locations in Kolkata since past few years, the official added.

According to reports, Kolkata Police will quiz the suspect after getting him in its own custody.

Two policemen and 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, were killed in the terror attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery, located in Dhakas diplomatic enclave, Gulshan.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)