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Hasnat’s bail refused from CMM Court


The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Wednesday refused former North South University teacher Abul Hasnat Rezaul Karim bail in the case
filed over the Gulshan terror attack.Magistrate Sazzadur Rahman passed the order when Hasnat’s counsel Shah Mohammad Shahab Uddin filed a petition for his bail.
Earlier on Monday, Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Ahsan Habib of Dhaka sent Hasnat Karim to jail on completion of his eight-day remand in the case.
On August 13, a Dhaka court placed the former NSU teacher on the eight-day fresh remand, showing him arrested in the Gulshan terror attack case. Another Dhaka court on August 4 placed him on another eight-day remand after he was shown arrested under section 54 in connection with the incident.
On August 3, a CTTC team arrested Hasnat Karim 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 with the attack.
Hasnat Karim, now 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 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.
Apart from two senior police officers, 20 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.-Special Correspondent


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