nsu-logoThree people, including a North South University professor, have been arrested on charges of renting a flat to Gulshan café attackers and withholding tenants’ information from the police.

They are Gias Uddin Ahsan, dean of NSU’s School of Health and Life Sciences and owner of the house; his nephew Alam Chowdhury; and Caretaker of the building Mahbubur Rahman Tuhin.

A team of the DMP counterterrorism unit made the arrests at the house on Road-6 in Block-E of Bashundhara Residential Area around 5:00pm yesterday, said a Dhaka Metropolitan Police press release last night. The NSU professor’s nephew Alam Chowdhury negotiated the deal for renting out the flat.

The release, which described Gias Uddin as acting pro-vice chancellor of NSU, said he did not submit tenants’ information to the respective police station. But, NSU VC Professor Atiqul Islam said that according to the private university act-2010, NSU’s board of trustee has nominated three for the post of pro-VC and Gias Uddin is one of them. The president will pick one.

“Probe has found that the militants gathered at Flat-A/6, House-3, Block-E on Road-6. The associates of the militants rented the flat in May. Following the Gulshan café attack, the associates fled the flat,” read the release.