AC Rabiul’s family wants immediate execution of cafe attack verdict
01:38 PM, November 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:03 PM, November 27, 2019

AC Rabiul’s family wants quick execution of verdict


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The family of Detective Branch of Police’s Assistant Commissioner Rabiul Karim wants immediate execution of the verdict in the Holey Artisan café attack case.

Rabiul Karim was killed during the 12-hour standoff on July 1 at the Holey Artisan café.

Talking to our Savar correspondent, Umme Salma, wife of AC Rabiul, expressed her satisfaction over the verdict and said “I want immediate execution of the verdict.”

She thanked the government as well as police administration for their efforts in locating the criminals involved in the attack.

Meanwhile, Rabiul’s brother Shamsuzzaman Shams urged the government to take initiatives in remembrance of the victims.

A tribunal in Dhaka today handed death penalty to seven militants for their involvement in 2016 Holey Artisan attack that left 22 people, including 17 foreigners, dead.

The court also acquitted another accused, Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan.

The seven death-row convicts -- Jahangir Hossain, Aslam Hossain Rash, Hadisur Rahman, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Md Abdus Sabur Khan, Shariful Islam Khaled and Mamunur Rashid Ripon – were also fined Tk 50,000 each.

On July 1, 2016, armed militants stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery at the diplomatic zone in Dhaka’s Gulshan area. The grisly terror attack left 22 people dead. Two police officers were also killed during the 12-hour standoff that followed.

The five gunmen, who held the diners hostage and were killed inside the upscale bakery in a commando operation launched to end the siege, are Nibrash Islam, Mir Sabeh Mubashir and Rohan Ibne Imtiaz, Khairul Islam Payel and Shafiqul Islam Uzzal.


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