Dhaka | Jagran News Desk: A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced seven terrorists to death in connection with the attack on a cafe in Dhaka in 2016 that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners. Those killed in the attack included Tarishi Jain, an Indian student.

"Charges against them were proved beyond any doubt. The court gave them the highest punishment," public persecutor Golam Sarwar Khan told reporters after the verdict in the capital, Dhaka, amid tight security.

Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal Judge Mojibur Rahman awarded death sentence to Jahangir Hossain alias Rajib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Aslam Hossain alias Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Abdus Sabur Khan alias Soheil Mahfuz, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Shariful Islam Khaled alias Khalid and Mamunur Rashid Ripon -- for the attack at Dhaka's diplomatic zone Gulshan in the 12-hour June 2016 seige, bdnews24 reported.

Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, a suspect in the case has already been acquitted.

All convicts are top leaders of a revived faction of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh or Neo-JMB, said police.

The attack took place on July 1, 2016 when five armed men laid a siege to the Holey Artisan Bakery for 12 hours, taking dozens of hostages and killing 22, including nine Italians and seven Japanese and the 19-year-old Indian student Jain, who was studying in the University of California, Berkeley.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta