21 August grenade attack case

January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019

Aug 21 grenade attack: 2 ex-IGPs get bail

High Court grants bail to ex-Inspectors General of Police (IGP) Shahudul Haque and Asharaful Huda for six months in August 21 grenade attack case.

January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019

HC accepts convicts’ appeals for hearing

The High Court accepts for hearing forty four appeals filed by the convicted accused of the August 21 grenade attack cases.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Lessons of the verdict

The verdict on the August 21 grenade attack case reveals some very dark features of politics in Bangladesh. It is indeed frightening to think that politics would degenerate to such a level where the psyche of the ruling party would be pervaded by such pathological animosity towards the opposition, so as to instigate it to eliminate the entire leadership of the...

October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018

Grenades came from Pakistan

The grenades used in the August 21 attack to kill Sheikh Hasina were supplied by former deputy minister Abdus Salam Pintu's brother Maulana Tajuddin.

October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018

Verdicts at the behest of govt

The BNP yesterday rejected the verdicts in the August 21 grenade attack cases alleging that those were delivered at the “behest of the government with a political motive”.

October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018

Aug 21 attack verdict: Defence will appeal

The defence counsel will be appealing against the August 21, 2004 verdict that has sentenced 19 people to death and others in imprisonment in two cases.

October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018

‘Govt will seek higher punishment for Tarique’

The government will seek higher punishment for BNP’s acting Chairman Tarique Rahman in the August 21 grenade attack cases, Law Minister Anisul Huq says.

October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018

Next move after full text of verdict: Prosecution

The prosecution team of August 21, 2004 grenade blast cases will now be waiting for the full text of the verdict before considering its next moves.

October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

From the archives: What happened on August 21

Let’s revisit the day on August 21, 2004 when Islamist militants in the broad daylight launched a heinous grenade attack on a rally of the then opposition Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka.