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Bangladesh govt returns Holey Artisan Bakery back to its owners

Updated: Nov 13, 2016 21:45 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov. 13 (ANI): The Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Sunday handed back Gulshan's Holey Artisan Bakery back to its owners.

Holey Artisan Bakery was under DMP supervision for the investigation following the terrorist attack.

"According to the court's order, we handed the premises back to its rightful owners today (Sunday)," the Dhaka Tribune quoted DMP's Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman as saying.

According to Sadat Mehdi, one of the owners of Holey Artisan Bakery, the land has been handed back to them but Holey Artisan Bakery will not be restored and they will use the house as a residence.

On July 1, gunmen allegedly belonging to the Islamic State killed 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, at Holey Artisan bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka's diplomatic zone. Two police officers were also killed during the 12-hour-long siege.

The premises were under strict supervision after the attack and the premises could only be accessed by the law enforcement agencies for the investigation. (ANI)