IS cap origin remains a mystery

Amanur Rahman Roney
Published : 02:00, Dec 06, 2019 | Updated : 02:00, Dec 06, 2019

One of the convicts of Holey Artisan Bakery attack is led to the court in Dhaka on Nov 27, 2019. Sazzad Hossain/File Photo The Dhaka Metropolitan Police and prison authority have failed to unravel the mystery of the IS cap worn by a militant at court. The militant Rakibul Hassan gave different statements on the matter, which led to confusion.
On Nov 27, the verdict on the Holey Artisan case was declared. At the time, Rakibul Hassan was seen wearing the cap. Later, two committees were formed to investigate the matter.

The committee of the prison authority had Additional Inspector General of Prisons Colonel Abrar Hossain as the head. They submitted their report on Nov 30.
The prison authority could not find the involvement of anyone in the prison over the IS cap, said DIG prison, Tipu Sultan.
The DMP committee was headed by DB joint commissioner, Mahbub Alam. He said: “Rakibul said that the cap was in his pocket; he has given contradictory statements to different teams and we cannot reach a conclusion about the origin of the cap.”
Mahbub Alam added: “Wearing caps in prison is not banned. He may have worn the cap upside down to hide the logo.”
Meanwhile, Rakibul said that someone from the crowd gave him the cap.