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Chargesheet in Sholakia blast case due next week

  • Published at 09:10 pm July 26th, 2018
Members of Kishoreganj police are seen taking position to neutralize a militant attack situation in Kishoreganj's Sholakia, right beside of the ground where Bangladesh's largest Eid congregration takes place every year, in July 2016 Focus Bangla

Four people, including two policemen, a woman, and a suspected assailant, were killed in the attack.

Investigators are set to submit the charge-sheet, accusing five militants, in the case over the suicidal bomb blasts near Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj in July, 2016 next week, reports BSS.

“We have already prepared the charge-sheet in the case over the blasts near Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj. We hope to submit the charge-sheet before the court against five militants by July 31,” Superintendent of Kishoreganj police Mashruqur Rahman Khaled said.

When contacted, the Investigation Officer (IO) of the case and also Inspector (investigation) of Kishoreganj Sadar police station, Arifur Rahman said he will send a petition to the legal wing of the Home Ministry on Sunday seeking approval for the charge-sheet in the Sholakia blast case.

He hoped that police will be able to submit the chargesheet before the court by Monday, if the ministry gives its nod soon after receiving it.

“We have found involvement of 23 militants in the attack. But five of them will be accused in the charge-sheet as 18 others have been killed in different assaults of the law enforcers,” he added.

Of the accused, Rajib Gandhi and Sohel Mahfuz gave confessional statements under section 164 before the court. Both Rajib and Sohel were included in the list of accused in the charge-sheet of Holey Artisan Cafe attack case.

In his statement, Rajib Gandhi confessed that the New-JMB had taken preparations to carry out two large-scale bomb attacks (at Holey Artisan Cafe, at Gulshan in the capital and Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj) mainly to upset the government and attract the attention of international militant organizations.

Police in their investigation found that New-JMB front ranking leaders Tamim Chowdhury, Major Zahid, Akash, Abir and Don separately visited the place of occurrence one day (July 6, 2016) ahead of the attack on July 7, 2016, around a week after the Holey Artisan Cafe attack.

Four people, including two policemen, a woman, and a suspected assailant, were killed in the attack.