Court remands two suspects for questioning relating to Dhaka cafe attack

Dhaka, Aug. 4 : A Dhaka Court has placed ex-private university teacher Hasnat Karim and a Canadian University student Tahmid Hasib on remand for questioning into Dhaka attack on Thursday.

The police had earlier produced them before the court as suspects of Dhaka attack after they were arrested last night.

Both of them were traceless for over a month. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nurunnahar Yasmin also granted the police to grill the duo for eight days in custody.

The Bangladesh's special counter-terrorism unit had sought them in 10-day remand. A group of gunmen killed 20 hostages mostly foreign nationals and two policemen during a 12-hour-long siege at Holey Artisan, a cafe in Dhaka's diplomatic zone on July 1.

Karim, a former teacher of North South University and UK citizen, and Hasib, a student of a university in Toronto were previously witness to the bloody carnage inside the cafe.

Both of them came out of Holey Artisan alive and their whereabouts were unclear since they were picked up by lawmen for quizzing in the aftermath of the Gulshan cafe attack.

Source: ANI