Law enforcers along with friends and family members today paid homage to the victims of the Holey Artisan attack by laying floral wreaths on the then Holey Artisan bakery premises marking the third anniversary of the brutal attack.
Chief of Counter-terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Monirul Islam, Director General of Rapid Action Battalion Benazir Ahmed and a team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police placed floral wreaths on the premises.
Relatives and friends of the deceased were also seen there as the premises were opened to public from 10:00am.
Interactive multimedia: Gulshan café attack and its aftermath by Zaid Kalam. Click/ tap on the map or right arrow button to interact with the story mapping.
Five armed militants stormed the upscale eatery in the diplomatic zone on July 1, 2016, back and held the diners hostage before brutally killing 20 of them -- three Bangladeshis, seven Japanese, nine Italians and one Indian.
Two police officials were also killed during the 12-hour standoff.
A case was filed with Gulshan police under the Anti-Terrorism Act following the terror attack accusing a faction of the local JMB outfit.
After over two years of investigation, the Counter Terrorism and Trans-national Crime (CTTC) unit of DMP submitted a charge sheet to a Dhaka court on July 23 last year, accusing eight militants.