Policemen sneak a look inside the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O'Kitchen Restaurant as others inspect the site after gunmen attacked, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

(From AFP)

A British national and a student at a Canadian university have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in last month’s deadly siege at a cafe in Bangladesh’s capital, police said Thursday.

Policemen sneak a look inside the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O’Kitchen Restaurant as others inspect the site after gunmen attacked, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

Hasnat Karim, a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, and Tahmid Khan, who is a student at the University of Toronto, were detained on Wednesday night, police spokesman A.K.M Shahidur Rahman told AFP.

“We can confirm that they were arrested under Section 54 of CrPC (criminal procedure),” Rahman said, referring to a law under which police can detain someone for suspicion over any crime.

Rahman said that police had applied to magistrates for permission to remand Karim and Khan in custody for 10 days but there has been no response to their application so far. Read More

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