Verdict on Hasina assassination plot Aug 20

PV Desk : The court has fixed the date for delivering its verdict over an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 17 years ago.

Dhaka’s Second Speedy Trial Tribunal judge Mamtaj Begum on Thursday scheduled the verdict for Aug 20.

On Jul 20 of 2000, police found two 76-kilogram bombs in a school field at Kotalipara where Hasina, on her first term as prime minister, was meant to address an election campaign rally.

Of the 25 accused in the two cases filed over an attempted murder and explosives, Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami chief Mufti Hannan has already been executed in another case.

Eight are in prison, one has been granted bail while 15 others are fugitives, said defence lawyer Faruk Ahammad.