• Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
  • Last Update : 02:28 pm

Court accepts Gulshan attack charge sheet, acquits Hasnat

  • Published at 01:30 pm August 8th, 2018
Hasnat Karim
The former teacher of North South University was present at the café when the attack took place on July 1, 2016 File Photo

Police pressed charges against eight people in the case on July 23 this year

The Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal has accepted charges against eight persons in the Holey Artisan attack case.

The court also cleared Hasnat Karim of the charges on Wednesday.

Six of the accused were produced before the court during the hearing. They are Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Sohel Mahfuz alias Hatkata Mahfuz, Rakibul Islam Reagan, Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, and Hadisur Rahman Sagor.

Two others – Shariful Islam Khalid and Mamunur Rashid Ripon – are absconding. The court has issued arrest warrants for them.

Also Read- Police press charges in Holey Artisan attack

It ordered Gulshan police to inform the court on August 16 about the progress on the arrest.

Bangladesh witnessed its worst terrorist attack when armed terrorists barged into an upscale eatery in Gulshan, popular with foreigners, at the heart of Dhaka’s diplomatic zone.

Five gunmen killed twenty-two people –nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and four Bangladeshis – after they stormed the restaurant on July 1, 2016. 

Police pressed charges against eight people in the case on July 23 this year.