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Holey Artisan terror attack: Hearing adjourned till March 27

  • Published at 08:22 pm March 21st, 2019
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File photo the Holey Artisan Bakery, where a group of militants carried out a barbaric attack on the night of July 1, 2016, at Gulshan, Dhaka Dhaka Tribune

Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal set the date after examining five prosecution witnesses

A Dhaka anti-terror special court on Thursday adjourned till March 27, the hearing of a case lodged under the anti-terror act over the grisly militant attack at the capital’s Holey Artisan Bakery in 2016.

Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal set the date after examining five prosecution witnesses.

The five witnesses are Renkim, widow of then officer in-charge of Gulshan police station Salauddin, Nur Jahan Islam, driver Shariful Islam and caretakers of that building Daud and Habib.

Militants killed 20 innocent people, most of them foreigners, in the attack carried out on July 1, 2016. Two police officials valiantly laid down their lives while trying to save people there. 

Later, five militants were killed in a commando operation.

Police filed the case under the anti-terror act with Gulshan police station. 

The trial was initiated on November 26, 2018, by framing charges against the eight accused.

The eight accused are- Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Sohel Mahfuz, Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Shariful Islam and Mamunur Rashid.