Charge sheet in Holey Artisan attack case today

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 00:51, Jul 23,2018

 
 

The charge sheet of the extremist attack on Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital on July 1 in 2016 will be submitted to the court today.
‘We are going to submit the charge sheet in the Holey Artisan attack case against eight extremists tomorrow as all necessary formalities to this end have already been completed,’ Md Monirul Islam, chief of the counter terrorism and transnational crime unit, told the agency on Sunday.
The charge sheet will be submitted to the chief metropolitan magistrate court under Anti-Terrorism Act 2009, he confirmed.
Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives Rakibul Islam Regan, Hadisur Rahman Sagor, Jahangir Hossain Rajeeb alias Rajeeb Gandhi, Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rash, Abdus Sabur Khan alias Sohel Mahfuj, Mizanur Rahman alias Baro Mizan and Mamunur Rashid alias Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled, a former student of the English department of Rajshahi, will be made accused in the charge sheet.
Of them, the first six JMB operatives, who gave confessional statements under section 164, were now in jail while the remaining two were at large.
The name of Professor Hasnat Karim of the North South University will be dropped from the charge sheet.
A total of 193 persons will be made prosecution witnesses and over 50 evidences will be included in the charge sheet, Mohibul Haque Khan, deputy commissioner of the CTTC, said.
The CTTC also found direct involvement of two fugitive extremists — Mamunur Rashid alias Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled — in the attack.
The CTTC unit of the police investigated the extremist attack that killed 20 people, mostly foreign nationals, and two police officials, the DC said adding that they found direct involvement of 21 extremists in the deadly attack.
Of them, five were killed on the spot on that fateful night and 12 others were killed in the nationwide anti-extremist crackdown by law enforcers, the DC said.

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