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Unknown person gives IS cap: Death row convict Rigan

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 3rd December, 2019 07:52:48 PM
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Rakibul Hasan Rigan, a death row convict among seven in Gulshan Holey Artisan Café attack case, on Tuesday said, he got the black cap that contained the symbol of Islamic State(IS) from ‘an unknown person’.

Rigan revealed the information before Judge Md Majibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal in Dhaka after he was produced before the court during the hearing of a case filed over the operation at Kalyanpur militant den in 2016.

During the hearing, the tribunal’s Judge Md Majibur Rahman asked Rigan where he found the caps that he and another convict wore in the court during delivering of verdict in Gulshan cafe attack case on November 27.

“An unknown person from the crowd gave the cap to me. I don’t know him,” Rigan replied.

Earlier on November 27, Judge Md Mojibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal in Dhaka sentenced seven people to death in the case filed over the horrific militant attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery at Gulshan in the capital that left 22 people killed on July 1, 2016.

But, criticism rose in the social media platforms as two death row convicts were spotted wearing caps of international militant group Islaim State’s in the court.

On the same day, a 3-member probe committee was formed to look into the issue of black caps,that contained IS symbol, worn by two death row convicts among seven of Gulshan Holey Artisan Café attack case.

Later on November 30, the probe committee submitted its report and said that the caps were not supplied from the jail.