A special tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday accepted the charge sheet against eight persons in a case filed in connection with the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan in 2016, reports UNB.
Judge Mujibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal in Dhaka passed the order after hearing the charges brought against them.
The court also ordered to release former North South University teacher Hasnat Karim, whose name was dropped from the charge sheet submitted on 23 July, from police custody.
That charge-sheeted are Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Mahmudul Hasan Mizan, Sohel Mahfuz, Rashidul Islam alias Rash, Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Mamunur Rashid Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled.
The court also issued an arrest warrant against the two charge-sheeted accused who are on the run and asked officer-in-charge of Gulshan police station to submit a report on the execution of the arrest warrant on 16 August.
Hasnat Karim was rescued along with 12 others during the commando operation at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the city’s Gulshan area on 2 July 2016 following a 12-hour hostage standoff.
Twenty two people, including nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis, were killed in the terror attack on the restaurant on 1 July 2016.