Gulshan attack convict says IS cap was "passed from the crowd"

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 16:23, Dec 03, 2019 | Updated : 16:40, Dec 03, 2019

One of the convicts of Holey Artisan Bakery attack is led to the court in Dhaka on Nov 27, 2019. Sazzad HossainRakibul Islam Regan, a death row convict in the Gulshan café attack came out of court wearing a black cap emblazoned with the Islamic State logo the day seven were given death penalty on Nov 27.
“Someone passed me the cap from the crowd,” he claimed after being produced in Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal on Tuesday (Dec 3), for a hearing in a case filed over Kalyanpur militant raid in 2016.
His claim came in response to Judge Md Majibur Rahman’s question on how he got the cap. He, did not mention anything about the place he collected it from.
“I felt good and wore it as the cap was inscribed with Arabic letters,” he told the judge.
On Nov 27, seven people were sentenced to death in the Holey Artisan attack case, the worst terror attack in Bangladesh that left 22 people dead.
Two of the convicts came out of court wearing black caps with the IS insignia subjecting prison authorities to criticism.
However, a probe opened by the prison authorities found that the caps were not supplied from jail.