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Gulshan attack: Hasnat Karim senr to jail


Dhaka-The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Monday sent Abul Hasnat Rezaul Karim, a former teacher of North South University on completion of his 8-day remand in the case filed over Gulshan terror attack on July 1.Magistrate Mohammad Ahsan Habib passed the order after Inspector Humayun Kabir of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) produced Abul Hasnat to the court after the remand ended. Later, the court fixed August 24 to hear on the bail petition filed by Hasnat’s lawyer Shah M Shahabuddin, on his behalf.
On August 13, the CMM Court placed Abul Hasnat on an eight-day fresh remand showing him arrested in the Gulshan attack case. Earlier, on August 4, another Dhaka court placed Hasnat Karim on an eight-day remand.
On August 3, a CTTC team arrested Hasnat Karim, who is a student of Toronto University, and Tahmid Hasib Khan, now in jail following his remand two times’ remand from the city’s Gulshan and Bashundhara areas respectively for their alleged involvement with the Gulshan restaurant attack.
Abul Hasnat, presently a businessman, and Tahmid Hasib, a Bangladeshi origin Canadian, were rescued along with 11 others during the commando operation at the Holey Artisan Bakery at the city’s Gulshan diplomatic zone on July 2 following a 12-hour hostage standoff.
Their family members claimed that the duo had remained traceless since then. However, law enforcing agencies said they set them free after interrogation over the café’ attack.
Twenty hostages, including 17 foreign nationals, were killed by alleged militants, while five militants and one suspected associate of the attackers were killed during the commando operation in the café.-Special Correspondent


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