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7 get death in Holey Artisan militant attack case verdict

Rtv online report
|  27 Nov 2019, 00:00 | Update : 27 Nov 2019, 18:24
The Anti Terrorism Special Tribunal has awarded death penalty for seven accused in connection with Holey Artisan restaurant militant attack case. Judge of the Dhaka special tribunal Mojibur Rahman delivered the verdict on Wednesday.

The death penalty awarded accused are- Jahangir Alam alias Razib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Rashedul Islam alias Aslam Hossain alias Rash, Sohel Mahfuz alias Abdus Sabur Khan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Shariful Islam and Mamunur Rashid Ripon. The court acquitted another accused Mizanur Rahman Mizan.

The court during the order mentioned that Jahangir Hossain, Aslam Hossain Rash, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Abdul Sabur Khan, Shariful Islam Khaled and Mamunur Rashid were found guilty under section 6 (2) (a) of Anti Terrorism Act-2009. Each of them was awarded death penalty and fined 50 thousand taka. They were ordered to be hanged until their death.

The court in the verdict also mentioned, accused Jahangir Hossain, Aslam Hossain Rash, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Abdus Sabur Khan and Shariful Islam Khaled were awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment and also fined 10 lakh taka each under section 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act-2009. In case of failure they have to serve two more years in prison.

The court said,  accused Jahangir Hossain, Aslam Hossain Rash, Abdus Sabur Khan, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Shariful Islam Khaled and Mamunur Rashid were found guilty under section 8/9 of the Anti Terrorism Act-2009. They were awarded six months rigorous imprisonment under section 8 and also awarded five years rigorous imprisonment under section 9 of the act and fined 10 thousand taka each.

While producing the accused before court Aslam Hossain Rash showed ‘V’ sign. Most of them were smiling. Accused Jahangir Alam alias Razib Gandhi was also smiling. The judge began to deliver the judgment at 12:05 pm in presence of the accused.

While getting out of the court room one of the accused said, we are the soldiers of Quran, we have no fear.

In this case total 113 witnesses delivered their statement out of 211. The verdict was delivered after three years and four months of the grisly attack.  

Mentionable, the militants in an attack at the Holey Artisan restaurant at Gulshan in the capital killed 20 people, most of them were foreigners in the night of July 1, 2016. Two police officers were killed in the firing. Later five militants were killed in the operation. After the incident a case was filed with Gulshan police station under Anti Terrorism Act.

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