Verdict in Holey Artisan attack case Nov 27...

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Verdict in Holey Artisan attack case Nov 27

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:59 PM, 17 November 2019   Updated: 05:00 PM, 17 November 2019

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A Dhaka court on Sunday set November 27 to pass judgement in the case filed over horrific militant attack at the capital’s Holey Artisan Bakery in 2016.

Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal set the date as both prosecution and defence concluded their arguments in the case today.

A total of 113 out of 211 witnesses have testified in the case.

On July 1, 2016, militants killed 20 innocent people, most of them foreigners, in the attack. 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. 

The accused are - 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.