Update January 4, 2017

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Hasnat Karim denied bail again

Mirajul Moin Joy

Former teacher of North South University (NSU) Abul Hasnat Rezaul Karim

4 January 2017, Nirapad News: Hasnat Karim, a suspect of Gulshan cafe attack has been denied bail for the fourth time.

The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder held a hearing in Karim’s absence and turned down the petition lodged by the former North South University teacher.

On the night of Jul 1 last year, gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery and O’ Kitchen restaurant at the capital’s diplomatic enclave of Gulshan.

The attackers killed 20 people, mostly foreigners, inside the restaurent before army commandos stormed it the next morning, killing six persons, including five attackers.

Hasnat and his family, who went to the restaurant that day, was among the several other diners released by the attackers early morning on Jul 2 before the army raided the place.

Hasnat, though apparently a hostage during the attack, was kept under close watch since the day.

Police arrested him on Aug 2 as a suspect in the case under section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

He was later shown arrested in the case police started over the attack.

After a few rounds of remand, when he was quizzed in police custody, on Aug 13, he filed a bail petition, which was turned down.

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