Police arrests publisher Tutul’s attacker

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Dhaka, June 16: Members of Detective Branch(DB) of police on Thursday claimed to arrest a militant who was directly involved in the murder attempt on publisher Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul.

DMP Deputy Commissioner Masudur Rahman confirmed the news.

The arrestee was identified as Shihab alias Saiful alias Sumon alias Shakib.

Police earlier had floated photos and placed a bounty on the heads of some militants on May 19 this year. There was a Tk 2 lakh bounty for Shihab.

However, he did not disclose the details on the arrest.

He said the details of the arrest will be disclosed in a media briefing later.

On the last day of October 2015, two publishers– Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and Faisal Arefin Dipan — were hacked brutally by some unidentified people. Later, Faisal Arefin Dipan, owner of Jagriti Publications, died at Dhaka Medical College. But, Ahmedur Rashid Tutul survived with terrible scars across his face.

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