|Published : 16 Apr 2017, 16:36:50|
Court acquits Tahmid from charge of not providing info to cop
A Dhaka court Sunday acquitted Toronto University student Tahmid Hasib Khan from the charge of not providing information to police over Gulshan terror attack.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmudul Hasan passed the order after a hearing, reports UNB.
Earlier, on October 2, last year, a court granted bail to Tahmid, arrested under Section 54 of the CrPC in connection with Gulshan terror attack.
Inspector Humyan Kabir of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) submitted a report to a court to relieve Tahmid, a Bangladeshi-origin Canadian, from the charges on September 28, 2016.
On August 20, 2016, a court sent Tahmid to jail rejecting his bail pleas when he was produced before it on completion of his remand period in connection with the Gulshan terror attack.
A team of the CTTC unit arrested Tahmid on August 3, last year, from the city's Bashundhara area for his suspected link to the attack. He was shown arrested under Section 54 of the CrPC.
Tahmid was rescued along with 12 others during the commando operation at the Holey Artisan Bakery at the city's diplomatic zone Gulshan on July 2, last year, following a 12-hour hostage standoff.
His family members claimed that he had remained traceless since then. However, law enforcement agencies said they set him free after interrogation over the café' attack.
Apart from two police officers, 20 hostages, including 17 foreign nationals, were killed by militants, while five militants and one suspected associate of the attackers were killed during a commando operation in the café on July 2, 2016.