Monirul Islam, the chief of police's Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), has said today's verdict on Holey Artisan Café attack is a message to the terrorists.
Regarding the cap with Islamic State emblem on one of the convict's head during the verdict, the CTTC chief said, "We will investigate whether this cap is an indicator of the Islamic States or not and we will take legal action if any negligence of duty is found."
"The people of the country hate Islamic State and no one will accept their message," he said during a briefing at Dhaka Metropolitan Police's media center today after the verdict.
The Anti-Terrorism Tribunal today sentenced seven accused of the gruesome Holey Artisan attack in Dhaka's Gulshan to death.
Rakibul Hasan Rigan, one of the seven death row convicts of the Holey Artisan Bakery terror attack case, was wearing a cap with Islamic State emblem at the time of the verdict.
Rigan said, "I have brought this from the jail," after asking how he got the cap he replied.
The Business Standard asked him how he had got it in jail and who made it for him, but the police whisked him away before he could reply.