Panthapath hotel blast: Police pressed charges against 14 militants
02:20 PM, December 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:21 PM, December 09, 2019

Panthapath hotel blast: Charges pressed against 14 militants

Police today pressed charges against 14 activists of the banned militant outfit “Neo JMB” in a case filed in connection to the hotel blast in Dhaka's Panthapath area on August 15, 2017.

Raju Ahmed, inspector of The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit and also investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court today.

Four members of a family --Abu Taoba, 56, his wife Sadia Hosna Ali, 46, son Akram Hosain Niloy, 24, and daughter Tazrin Khanam Shuvo, 29 -- are among the 14 charge-sheet accused.  

On August 15, 2017, a suspected suicide bomber of “Neo JMB” was killed during an anti-militancy operation at a Dhaka hotel as counter-terrorism officials claim he had planned to carry out an attack on the crowd paying homage to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day at Dhanmondi 32.

The hotel is half a kilometre off Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, the historic house in Dhanmondi where the Father of the Nation was brutally killed along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.

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