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Gulshan attack suspect Tahmid granted bail

Updated: Oct 02, 2016 18:22 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct. 2 (ANI): A Dhaka court has granted bail to Tahmid Hasib Khan, one of the suspects in the deadly terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, in a case filed over the attack.

He was arrested along with another suspect former North South University teacher Hasnat Reza Karim on August 3 under Section 54 on suspicion of their involvement in the case, reports the Dhaka Tribune.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Laskar Sohel Rana issued the order on Sunday.

The court also fixed October 5 as the date for the hearing on a report submitted by Inspector Humayun Kabir of police's Counter-terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, who is investigating the case.

The report found that Tahmid is innocent after a probe into a general diary over the attack.

On July 1, 21 people, including 17 foreign nationals, were killed when militants attacked the bakery and took diners and restaurant staff hostage.

A case was filed with Gulshan police station following the attack, which is now being investigated by the CTTC unit. (ANI)