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11 indicted in Ashulia bank robbery

Update : 21 Jan 2016, 09:01 AM

A Dhaka court has framed charges against 11 accused in Ashulia bank robbery that claimed nine lives.

Dhaka District and Session Judge SM Kuddus Zaman passed the order on Thursday afternoon, rejecting the discharge petition filed by the defence lawyer.

During the hearing, the accused pleaded their innocence and demanded justice.

The court fixed February 1 for opening statement in the case.

On April 21 last year, armed criminals robbed a branch of Bangladesh Commerce Bank at Kathgora in the Ashulia industrial area near Dhaka, killing nine people. More than 20 sustained bullet and splinter wounds when the robbers opened fire and set off bombs while escaping.

One of the robbers were lynched and two others were handed over to police by a local mob. Jasim is believed to be one of the members of the band who managed to flee. They also left behind more than Tk6 lakh that they had looted.

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