Former home minister Lutfozzaman Babar looks on as he is taken from the court after being sentenced to death in the infamous August 21 grenade attack case | Photo by Dhaka Tribune
Maulana Yahya, one of the key figures in the infamous August 21 grenade attack, taken away in a prison van after the verdict | Photo by Dhaka Tribune
A police motorcade escorts the prisoners for the August 21 grenade attack verdict on October 10, 2018 to a special tribunal in Nazimuddin Road, Dhaka | Photo by Dhaka Tribune
Policemen stand vigilant in Nazimuddin Road on the day of the verdict in the August 21 grenade attack case on October 10, 2018 | Photo by Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune
Reporters throng Public Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajal after the verdict is announced in the August 21 grenade attack case on October 10, 2018 | Photo by Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune
After 14 years, the long-awaited verdict in one of the most notorious and lethal attacks in the country's history has been delivered
A Dhaka court has sentenced former state minister Lutfozzaman Babar, and 18 others, to death, in the August 21 grenade attack case. BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, and 18 others, have received life imprisonment in the case. Eleven others have been sentenced to various jail terms.
A grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Dhaka, on August 21, 2004 left 24 people – including Ivy Rahman – dead—and more than 300 others injured.
According to the charge sheet, the attack was orchestrated by a group of influential BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders.