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Bangladeshi Investigators release picture of Dhaka cafe terror attack ‘coordinator’ Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury

The investigators believe Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury masterminded the attack and on August 2, police have put 20 lakh ($25,511) reward on him

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August 12, 2016: Bangladeshi investigators have released a photo of a suspect who they believe was the “coordinator” of the deadly Dhaka cafe terror attack which left at least 22 people, mostly foreigners, dead, the media reported on Friday.

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The suspect, who appears to be in his twenties, was identified as Marjan, Dhaka Tribune quoted a counter-terrorism unit official as saying.

The official said the terrorists had sent “protected text” which likely included photos and regular updates from inside the Holey Artisan Bakery to a link and Marjan had the password to access them.

The suspect, a Bangladeshi and likely highly educated coordinated with the attackers as well as the mastermind during the events of July 1 night, the official added.

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“He is a second-tier (militant) leader,” the official said, adding that they were not sure about his true identity but arrested JMB members had identified him as “Marjan”.

Investigators did not have more information at the moment, he added.

The investigators believe Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury masterminded the attack. On August 2, police put a Taka 20 lakh ($25,511) reward on him. Tamim is believed to be hiding in Dhaka. (IANS)

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At the trailer launch of his upcoming film titled “RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter)”, based on the real life story of a spy, the actor was asked about the escalating tension between India and Pakistan post the February 14 Pulwama attack.

John said: “There has to be a war against terror (ism) and not against a country or any religion. I am very clear with my outlook on that.

“I am not one of those actors who will say that ‘People will like this, so let’s do it’. I say things as it is. These days, polarization is happening and that is dangerous.”

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Directed by Robbie Grewal, “RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter)” is slated to release on April 5.

Asked if the plan to release the film at a time when patriotism is on a new high would favour the box office business of the film, John said: “We do not want to sound like opportunists in this current situation because we had decided to release the film around this time almost a year ago.

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“Back then, the situation was certainly not the same. However, keeping the present in mind, I think in the current ecosystem, it resonates with what is happening in the country.”

John plays the protagonist in the film, which also features Jackie Shroff, Mouni Roy, Sikander Kher, Raghubir Yadav in pivotal roles. (IANS)