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Hotel Olio blast: 14 people to face trial

Dhaka, Aug 12 (BAN/ AD): Police have sought clearance to charge 14 people in Hotel Olio blast case from the home ministry. Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit has prepared chargesheet against 14 people from “New JMB” in connection with the suicide blast that took place at Hotel Olio International at Panthapath in Dhaka on August 15, 2017.

CTTC chief Monirul Islam told press “We found involvement of 15 militants, including Saiful Islam who died in a blast during the raid. Charge-sheet against the 14 has been finalized. Of them, 10 have given confessional statements to the court.”  The charge sheet has been forwarded to the home ministry for clearance.

The chargesheet persons names are as follows: Akram Hossain Khan Niloy, the mastermind of the attack, Tanveer Yasin Kabir, Abu Turab Khan, Sadia Hosna Lucky, Humaira Zakir Nabila, Tazreen Khanam Shubh, Abdullah alias Aychan Kabiraz, Abul Kashem Fakir, Lulu Sardar alias Shahid Mistul Hasan Mumon, Tajul, Najul, Kamrul Islam Shakil, and Tarique Md Adnan.

On August 15, 2017 Saiful, 21, a member of New JMB blew himself up at Hotel Olio International situated only about 300m away from the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum. The incident took place just three hours after President Md Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and other high-ups of the government had paid their respects to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the museum, in Dhanmondi, on National Mourning Day. 

As per CTTC Niloy was the mastermind of the blast while Tanvir, Abu Turab, Sadia, Humayira, and Tazreen were financiers of the attack, Monir said adding Nabia, Abu Turab, Sadia, Tazreen, and Niloy came from the same family.

 

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