Security beefed up for Aug 21 grenade attack verdict

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Staff Reporter:

Security measures have been beefed up in and around the court area in old Dhaka ahead of the verdict in the two cases filed over August 21 grenade attack.

Hundreds of law enforcers, including Rapid Action Battalion and police, were seen on Najim Uddin Road, report our photojournalists from the spot in the morning.

Hundreds of law enforcers are deployed ahead of the verdict on August 21 grenade attack cases. Photo: Muntakim Saad

Police were also checking and searching belongings of general public who were using the road for commuting.

The attack, carried out to assassinate then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina, left 24 AL leaders and activists killed and over 300 others injured. Hasina survived with injuries to her ears.

The verdicts, to be delivered 14 years after the blasts on Bangabandhu Avenue, are likely to further heat up the political landscape ahead of the national election as several BNP leaders, including BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, are accused in the cases.

 

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