Hasnat denied bail again
A Dhaka court yesterday again rejected a bail petition of Hasnat Karim in connection with the case filed over the Gulshan café attack.
After hearing the petition, Metropolitan Sessions Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order considering the gravity of the issue and that an investigation is still on into the terror attack.
Earlier, several metropolitan magistrates rejected his bail showing different reasons.
A former teacher of North South University, Hasnat was shown arrested on August 13 last year in the case linked with the murders of 20 hostages, including 17 foreigners, in the attack.
He was later remanded for 16 days in the case.
Hasnat along with Canadian university student Tahmid Hasib, two survivors of the July 1 attack, was taken on remand for eight days from August 4 after they were shown arrested under section-54 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Hasnat was again remanded for eight days. Tahmid was sent to jail after he was grilled for 14 days in remand in two phases.
Tahmid was later released on bail in a case filed under section 54 of the CrPC as he was not shown arrested in the café attack case. He was later acquitted in the case filed over his suspicious involvement with concealing information about the attack.
On July 1, armed militants stormed Holey Artisan Bakery at the diplomatic zone in Dhaka's Gulshan area and killed nine Italians, seven Japanese, two Bangladeshis, one Indian and one Bangladesh-born US citizen. Two police officers were also killed.
Police have so far arrested four other accused in the case.