Hasnat Karim sent to jail after 16-day police remand

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Dhaka, August 22: A former teacher of a private university Hasnat Karim, who has been shown arrested in Gulshan café attack case, was sent to jail on Monday after completion of his 16-day police remand.

Humayun Kabir, an inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit and also investigation officer of the case, produced Hasnat before the court around 4:00pm.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ahsan Habib passed the order after hearing.

The court also fixed August 24 for hearing a petition filed by Hasnat seeking bail.

Earlier in the day, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told reporters that they would not seek fresh remand for Hasnat for the time being.

He added: “The information we got from Hasnat during his two-term remand is being scrutinized.”

Hasnat, who was detained over the Gulshan café attack, was shown arrested on August 13, in a case relating to the terror incident. He is the first arrestee in the case.

On August 13, Hasnat and another detainee, Tahmid Hasib Khan, were taken on remand as police claimed to have gleaned vital information from the duo during the first-term remand.

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