Malaysia arrested Bangladeshi linked with Gulshan attack
A Bangladeshi national, who was among four arrested in Kuala Lumpur in August for terror links, had met the suspect involved in the attack of Gulshan, reports Malaysian newspaper the Star.
Sources revealed that the 37-year-old businessman used his restaurant in Bukit Bintang to meet with the terrorist, Andaleeb Ahmed, who was involved in the attack on Holey Cafe in July where 20 hostages were killed.
‘The authorities believe that the suspect was planning for attacks in his home country.’
‘He even had regular meetings with many of his countrymen,’ said the newspaper quoting source.
The source of the newspaper added that the suspect was also responsible for smuggling AK-47 rifles into Bangladesh.
Andaleeb was linked to Monash University here, having been in Malaysia from 2012 to 2015 and later in Istanbul.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the businessman was among four men arrested by the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division between August 2 and September 17.
‘The (Bangladeshi) suspect was arrested on August 19.’
‘He was placed in Interpol’s Red Notice and was deported on September 2,’ he said.
Three others arrested in the special operation included a 38-year-old Nepalese businessman, a 26-year-old Moroccan man and a 34-year-old Malaysian man.