At least 24 people were killed and 300 injured in the attack in 2004
“The verdict’s paper-book is being prepared and it will be finalized very soon,” he told reporters at the Secretariat on Wednesday.
“It is taking time since the testimonies of 225 witnesses were recorded,” he explained.
On August 21, 2004 a deadly grenade attack was carried out on an Awami League rally at Bangabandhu Avenue when the BNP-Jamaat alliance was in office.
Sheikh Hasina, the then leader of the opposition, was the target.
At least 24 people, including Awami League Women Affairs Secretary and late President Zillur Rahman’s wife Ivy Rahman, were killed.
Five hundred others were also injured in the attack. Sheikh Hasina escaped the attack unhurt, but her hearing was affected badly.
A Dhaka court on October 10, 2018 sentenced 19 people, including former State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar, to death in the case.