DHAKA: All the eight accused of Holey Artisan attack case were taken to the court premises from the central jail since the verdict is set to be delivered by Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special on Wednesday (Nov 27) noon.
Earlier around 10:15am, the vehicle carrying the accused entered the court premises amid tight security.
The accused are– Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, alleged recruiter of the café attackers; Aslam Hossain alias Rash, one of the alleged planners; Abdus Sabur Khan alias Sohel Mahfuz, reported grenade supplier; suspected arms suppliers Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan and Hadisur Rahman Sagor; Rakibul Hasan Regan, so-called religious trainer; and Shariful Islam Khaled and Mamunur Rashid Ripon..
However, security has been beefed up in and around the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court area ahead of the verdict in the case.
Members of law enforcement agencies were seen taking position in the court area since morning. They allowed people to enter the court premises after thorough check.
Militants killed 20 people in the attack carried out at Holey Artisan café in city’s Gulshan on July 1, 2016.
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.
BDST: 1217 HRS, NOV 27, 2019