Holey Artisan attack mastermind Marjan's wife's bail revoked
Published : Sunday, 24 January, 2021 at 9:46 PM Count : 227
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday revoked the bail given by High Court to Afrin alias Priyoti, wife of militan Nurul Islam Marjan who was killed in connection with Gulshan's Holey Artisan attack.
A bench of four judges of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain delivered an order revoking the bail.
However, the Appellate Division bench has asked the court of law concerned to consider Priyoti's bail if the trial of the case against her is not disposed off within the next one year.
Earlier on January 8, 2020, the High Court granted her bail. The state then pleaded to the Supreme Court to revoke the bail given by the High Court. After hearing on the plea, the Appellate Division delivered the order. The state was represented by deputy attorney general Biswajit Debnath.
Later, Biswajit Debnath said several militants were arrested from a den at Azimpur in Dhaka. They included Afrin alias Priyoti. The woman attacked the police at that time. Later, police arrested her. Afterward, the woman gave confessional statement where she said she along with her husband got indulged in militancy.
Priyoti had also close connection with those who took part in Holey Artisan attack. During the attack, the woman was pregnant. Then she delivered a child. The High Court granted her bail on that ground. Later, the state pleaded for revoking the bail. On Sunday, the Appellate Division revoked the bail after the hearing.
At night on September 10, 2016, police arrested three militant women from a house at BDR Gate No. 2 in Azimpur. They included Marzan's wife Afrin alias Priyoti. During the arrest, five policemen were injured in the stabbings and spraying chilli powder by the female militants. Later, Counter-Terrorism Unit's sub-inspector Delwar Hossain filed a case with Lalbagh Police Station in this regard. After investigating the case, Counter-Terrorism Unit's assistant police commissioner Md Ahsanul Huque submitted a charge-sheet to the Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court.