CRIME

Monirul expects Holey Artisan case verdict to be satisfactory

Published: 25 Nov 2019 Updated: 26 Nov 2019   

Samakal Correspondent

Chief of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Monirul Islam said that the verdict against those involved in the case filed in the terrorist attack at Holey Artisan restaurant in Dhaka's Gulshan will meet the expectation of all.

He said the trial of the case is at the final stage, the verdict will be announced now. 

"We think that in the charge sheet, we have mentioned the due role of culprits, who did what in the planning and execution of the Holey Artisan attack. With the basis of evidence, we have been able to prove the allegations in the court. So, we hope that judgement will be delivered accordingly," he said.

Monirul made the statement at a press conference at DMP's Media Centre in the city on Monday.

He added that the investigation into the Holey Artisan attack case was complicated as five persons of those who participated directly in the attack died. 

"Besides, some of the militants died in a gunfight with law enforcement agencies after they were arrested. Those who were the masterminds - Tamim Chowdhury, Major Zahid, and Marzan of the attack - died during various operations," he said. 

Nevertheless, after analyzing the information obtained from the arrestees and some evidence of the incident, police have tried to file a perfect and objective charge sheet, he continued.

On July 1 in 2016, the militants attacked the Gulshan's Holey Artisan cafe and killed 20 people, including foreign nationals. Two policemen were also killed in their grenade attack. Later, five militants, who participated in the attack, were killed inside the cafe during operations led by the army personnel.


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