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18 October, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Court Corner

Hearing in Holey Artisan attack case adjourned till Oct 21

BSS, Dhaka

An anti-terror special court here yesterday adjourned till Oct 21 the hearing in a case, lodged under the anti-terror act over the grisly militant attack at the capital’s Holey Artisan Bakery in 2016. Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal set the date after examining investigation officer (IO) and inspector of counter terrorism Humayan Kabir. The witness was later cross examined by the defence. 114 out of total 211 witnesses have so far testified in the case. Militants killed 20 innocent people, most of them foreigners, in the attack carried out on July 1, 2016. Two police officials valiantly laid down their lives while trying to save people there.  Later, five militants were killed in a commando operation. Police filed the case under the anti-terror act with Gulshan Police Station.  The trial initiated on November 26, 2018 by framing charges against the eight accused– Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Sohel Mahfuz, Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Shariful Islam and Mamunur Rashid.

Probe report in Basila militant den raid case on Nov 18

BSS, Dhaka

A Dhaka court yesterday set November 18 to submit probe report in a case lodged over law enforcement agencies’ raid in a militant den in Mohammadpur’s Basila area here on April 29. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ziaur Rahman passed the order as investigation officer of the case failed to submit the report. Two militants were killed in the suicide blast as members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) surrounded their hideout in Metro Housing area in Basila at around 5 am on April 29. RAB detained three persons from the scene. Later on that day, RAB-2 senior warrant officer Md Abdullah filed the case under anti-terrorism act with capital’s Mohammadpur Police Station.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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