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Hearing of Holey Artisan attack case adjourned till May 6

DHAKA, An antiterror special court here today

set May 6 for holding next hearing of a case, lodged under the antiterror

act over the grisly militant attack at the capital's Holey Artisan Bakery in

2016.

Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Antiterrorism Special Tribunal set the

date after examining two prosecution witnesses.

Latifur Bari and Saiful Islam testified before the court as prosecution

witness number 34 and 35, and were later cross examined by the defence.

Militants killed 20 innocent people, most of them foreigners, in the

attack carried out on July 1, 2016. Two police officials valiantly laid down

their lives while trying to save people there. Later, five militants were

killed in a commando operation.

Police filed the case under the antiterror act with Gulshan Police

Station. The trial initiated on November 26, 2018 by framing charges against

the eight accusedJahangir 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.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)