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Hasnat Karim released from prison

  • Published at 02:52 am August 10th, 2018
Hasnat Karim
Hasnat Karim being taken out of the court on Wednesday Dhaka Tribune

He walked out of jail around 4:30pm

Hasnat Karim, who was acquitted of charges related to the attack on the Holey Artisan café in Dhaka, was released from Kashipur High Security Prison on Thursday afternoon.

He walked out of jail around 4:30pm, said Jailer Bikash Raihan.

His family members received him at the jail gate.

On Wednesday, a Dhaka Special Tribunal received the charge-sheet against eight militants for a case filed in connection with the 2016 militant attack on the posh Gulshan eatery. The tribunal also ordered the release of Hasnat Karim.

Twenty-four people -- nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American, four Bangladeshi civilians, and two policemen -- were killed in the terror attack on the restaurant on July 1, 2016.

Hasnat Karim, a businessman, was rescued along with 12 others following a 12-hour hostage standoff by a commando operation at the café on July 2,. He and his family had gone to the restaurant to celebrate his daughter’s birthday .

He was arrested for the case filed in connection with the terror attack on August 13, 2016.