August 21 grenade attack: Convicted accused held
Published : Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 at 11:20 AM Count : 266
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members have arrested a fugitive convicted in a case filed over the grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004.
RAB headquarters' assistant director Imran Hossain confirmed this on Tuesday.
Iqbal, who has been given life term imprisonment in the case, was nabbed from Diabari area in the capital on Monday night, one of the official of the elite force confirmed.
He has been absconding for a long time.
Some 15 convicted accused are still absconding while 33 are in prison.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, the then opposition leader at the parliament, was the last speaker of the rally to protest against violence and terrorism. As soon she ended her speech and posed for photos at the requests of journalists, grenades started raining down all around.
A day after the attack, police filed a case with Motijheel Police Station against unnamed people.