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Condemned convict of Ramna blast case held

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Dhaka: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a condemned convict of Ramna Batamul blast case from Keraniganj upazila early Thursday.The arrestee was identified as Abu Bakar alias Hafez Selim Hawladar, 35, one of eight condemned convict of Ramna blast case and a charge sheeted accused in the August 21 grenade attack case.Abu baker is also an associate of Mufti Hannan, the head of the banned Islamist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad (Huji).Tipped off, a team of the elite force launched a drive in Keraniganj area around 3:00am and arrested Bakar, sources at the RAB headquarters told the news agency.Earlier on June 23, a Dhaka court condemned eight people, including Abu Bakar, to death and sentenced six others to life term imprisonment in the sensational Ramna blast case.The blast that took place during Pahela Baishakh celebrations of Chhayanaut on April 14 in 2001 left 10 people dead and scores of others injured.