Arrested Hasnat Karim and Tahmid on eight-day remand

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Tahmid Hasib Khan (L), Hasnat Karim (R).

Tahmid Hasib Khan (L), Hasnat Karim (R).

Dhaka, August 4, 2016: A Dhaka court on Thursday granted eight-day remand for each of former North South University part-time teacher Hasnat Karim, a Briton and Canadian university student Tahmid Hasib Khan for interrogation in custody.

Metropolitan magistrate Nurunnahar Yasmin passed the order after Humayun Kabir, an inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, produced them before the court and sought them in 10-day remand prayer for interrogation in custody.

Police earlier said they had arrested the duo from different places of the city.
Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said that police arrested Hasnat at Gulshan and Tahmid at Bashundhara on Wednesday night.
The two were picked up by law enforcers after they came out unhurt from Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1.
Police and detective branch members several times claimed that the two were not in their custody but the inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque had said they were within the reach of law enforcers.
Masudur said police would produce them to a Dhaka court today and they would seek ten days’ remand to interrogate them.
Twenty hostages, including 17 foreigners were killed by the attackers while five militants and one suspected associate of the attackers were killed during the commando operation inside the café on July 2. NewAGE

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