PV Desk : A special tribunal here today sentenced seven out of total eight accused to death in a case lodged over horrific militant attack on the capital’s Holey Artisan Bakery in 2016, that claimed lives of 20 innocent people, most of them foreigners.

Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal came up with the short judgement at around 12.15pm in presence of the accused in the crowded courtroom.

Earlier, the judge started reading out the judgement at 12.05 pm.

The seven death-row-convicts are – Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Sohel Mahfuz, Hadisur Rahman
Sagar, Shariful Islam and Mamunur Rashid.

The tribunal acquitted Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan from the charge framed under section 6 (2) (a) of Anti Terror Act 2009.

Earlier the jail authorities brought the eight to the court at around 10.15 am from Keraniganj Central Jail and kept them in judge court lockup with extra security in and around the court premises. They were taken to courtroom at around 11.50am.