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July 16 set for submitting charge sheet in Gulshan attack case

  • Published at 12:59 pm May 31st, 2017
  • Last updated at 02:10 pm May 31st, 2017
July 16 set for submitting charge sheet in Gulshan attack case
A Dhaka court has fixed July 16 as new date for submitting charge sheet over last year's deadly Gulshan terror attack that left 22 people dead. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nurunnahar Yasmin fixed the date on Wednesday following a petition by the investigation officer. Police's counter-terrorism unit chief Monirul Islam in March said police had confirmed that 20-22 people were directly involved in the attack, claimed by the Islamic State group. “Fourteen of the accused have already been killed in different operations,” Monirul added.
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Bangladesh witnessed the deadliest terror attack in its history on July 1 last year when armed militants barged into an upscale eatery in Dhaka's diplomatic hub and killed 22 people, including 17 foreigners and two policemen. The five militants, all members of a new faction of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) that expressed allegiance to IS, were killed after a 12-hour standoff by army commandos. Several high-profile militants, including Gulshan attack mastermind Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, have been killed in anti-militancy operations in recent months.