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Hasnat denied bail again in Holey Artisan attack case

Sun Online Desk     4th January, 2017 03:38:52 printer

Hasnat denied bail again in Holey Artisan attack case

Hasnat is the only person to be shown arrested in connection with the worst terrorist attack in Bangladesh

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shottobroto Shikdar on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of Hasnat Reza Karim in connection with the Holey Artisan Bakery attack case.
The bail petition submitted by the Bangladeshi civil engineer with British nationality Hasnat’s counsel Md Moinul Hossain mentioned him as a
a victim of circumstances.
The defense counsel maintained that Hasnat had been to the café along with his family to celebrate their daughter’s birthday.
On August 13, another court had sent Hasnat to jail rejecting his bail petition after the Counter-Terrorism unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police had produced him before it on completion of his eight-day remand. The same day, he was shown arrested in the Gulshan terror attack case filed with Gulshan police under the anti-terrorism act.

On August 3, a CTTC team arrested Hasnat and Toronto University student Tahmid Hasib Khan, who is now in jail following his remand twice, from the city's Gulshan and Bashundhara areas respectively for their suspected link to the attack.


Abul Hasnat, a businessman, and Tahmid Hasib, a Bangladeshi origin Canadian, were rescued along with 11 others during a commando operation at the Holey Artisan Bakery at the city's diplomatic zone Gulshan on July 2 following a 12-hour hostage standoff.


Their family members claimed that they had remained traceless since then.

However, law enforcement agencies said they set them free after interrogation over the café' attack.


Twenty hostages, including 17 foreign nationals, were killed by militants, while five militants and one suspected associate of the attackers were killed during the commando operation in the café.