August 21 grenade attack case

Aug 21 grenade attack: SC upholds bail for 2 ex-IGPs

The Supreme Court upholds the High Court orders that granted bail to former inspectors general of police (IGP) Shahudul Haque and Asharaful Huda for six months in August 21 grenade attack case, clearing the way for them to walk out of jail.

January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019

August 21 attack: 2 sent to jail on surrender

A Dhaka court sends two convicts to jail after they surrendered before it in connection with a case filed over grenade attack on an Awami League rally 15 years ago.

January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

Aug 21 grenade attack: SC upholds bail for 2 ex-IGPs

The Supreme Court upholds the High Court orders that granted bail to former inspectors general of police (IGP) Shahudul Haque and Asharaful Huda for six months in August 21 grenade attack case, clearing the way for them to walk out of jail.

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...

September 18, 2018
September 18, 2018

August 21 Grenade Attack: Prosecution completes closing argument

The prosecution yesterday completed its closing arguments in the much-talked-about August 21 grenade attack cases.

September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018

Aug 21 Attack: Trial of cases likely to end next week

The long-drawn-out trial of the August 21 grenade attack cases is likely to end next week as a Dhaka court has asked the prosecution and defence counsels to complete their closing arguments on legal points within two days.

August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018

A trip down grenade-hit lane

Anisur Rahman, deputy chief photographer of The Daily Star, was right behind Ivy Rahman when grenades were hurled on the truck-turned-dais at the Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. Having narrowly escaped the bloodbath, the lens man revisits the fateful afternoon.

August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018

21 August Attack: Justice in sight after 14 years

With over 300 splinters inside his body, all Suranjit Sengupta wanted until his death was justice for the August 21 grenade attack. "I want justice," said the Awami League leader in tears while testifying before a court in 2015, eleven years after the attack on an AL rally that left 24 people killed and over 300 wounded.

February 7, 2018
February 7, 2018

Aug 21 grenade attack case proceedings at final stage: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells Parliament that the trial proceedings of the August 21 grenade attack case are now at the final stage with 225 witnesses finishing their depositions.