A special tribunal in Dhaka today accepted the charge sheet against eight militants in a case filed over the militant attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in capital’s Gulshan area in 2016.
Judge Mujibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal in Dhaka passed the order after hearing the charges.
The court also ordered the release of former private university teacher Hasnat Reza Karim as his name was dropped from the charge sheet.
Of the eight accused of the charge sheet, six are now in jail while two others -- Shahriful Islam Khaled and Mamunur Rashid Ripon -- have fled the country.
The court has issued an arrest warrant against the two charge-sheeted accused who are on the run.
On July 1, 2016, armed militants stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan and killed 20 hostages, mostly foreign nationals.