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DMP chief: Gulshan attack charge sheet within 10 days

  • Published at 04:52 pm June 28th, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:01 am June 29th, 2018
Holey Artisan Cafe and Bakery
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

At least 22 people were killed in the attack at the café situated in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone

The charge sheet into Gulshan café attack will be submitted within 10 days, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md. Asaduzzaman Mia, talking to journalists at his office yesterday. 

He said: “Investigation into the attack at Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery is almost complete and the charge sheet will be submitted to the court within 10 days.” 

In a first of its kindattack in Bangladesh, a group of five militants, suspected to have ties with a breakaway faction of the militant organization New Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (New JMB), stormed into the bakery on July 1, 2016.

At least 22 people, including hostages and law enforcement officials, were killed in the attackat the café situated in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone.

The standoff came to an end after a military commando operation.

The DMP chief said the newly formed Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit gave utmost importance on finding out the real culprits behind the attack so that no innocent people get punished. 

Terming the incident a conspiracy against Bangladesh,he said: “Soon after the attack, police took immediate action to curb militant activities. 

“Many militants were killed and otherswere arrested in some 60 drives. Some police and RAB officials also sacrificed their lives during such drives.”

He added: “We have to give foolproof evidencesin the charge sheet otherwise; the culprits might be freed and all efforts would be vain.”

This, however, is not the first time DMP spoke about pressing charges against the culprits behind the Gulshan attack. So far, seven people, including a former North South University teacherHasnat Reza Karim,were arrested over the incident. 

Among them, six confessed their involvement before the court.

A Dhaka court on June 24 asked CTTC unit to submit its investigations by July 26. This was the nineteenth extension the CTTC got for filing the report.

However, while talking to the media, the DMP commissioner refused to disclose the names, numbers or political identities of people named in the charge sheet. 

DMP chief Asaduzzaman Mia said: “We have taken specialist comments, collected all supportive information and documents, and statements of the witness so that no criminal getsreleased.”

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