Court Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2019-06-16 21:22:06 BdST
Judge Md Mojibur Rahman of a special anti-terrorism tribunal set July 24 to start recording witness statements after framing the charges on Sunday.
The three indicted female suspects are 'Neo-JMB leader' Tanvir Qaderi's wife Abedatul Fatema alias Khadiza, suspected terror attack coordinator Nurul Islam Marjan’s wife 'Afrin' alias 'Priyoti' and another ‘Neo-JMB leader' Basharuzzaman alias Chocolate’s wife Sharmin aka Shaila Afrin.
Tanvir died reportedly in a suicide bomb attack during the raid on their house at Azimpur on Sept 10, 2016 while the two others were killed in so-called gunfight with security forces during drives.
Khadiza, Priyoti and Shaila were arrested after being hit by bullets during the Azimpur drive.
They are accused of using a residential building as a hideout to carry out militant activities.
They attacked security personnel and injured five policemen with pepper powder and knives during the raid, police said.
Tanvir had been coordinating Neo-Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, the group blamed for the July 1, 2016 Gulshan cafe attack, since the killing of the suspected mastermind of the attack, Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, in a raid in Narayanganj in August the same year, according to police.