Prison authorities on Wednesday formed a three-member committee to investigate whether Islamic State cap which Rakibul Hasan Regan, who along with six other militants was sentenced to death in the Holey Artisan cafe attack case, wore in the court was provided from inside the jail, reports UNB.
All the jails across the country were also directed to beef up security to avert any unpleasant incident over the verdict in the Holey Artisan cafe attack case.
Seven militants, including Regan, were sentenced to death on Wednesday for their roles in the Holey Artisan cafe attack, the deadliest terror attack in Bangladesh's history that claimed the lives of 22 people, including 17 foreigners.
Judge Mohammad Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal handed down the verdict.
After the delivery of the verdict, Regan put his hand into his pocket and brought out a prayer cap decorated with the symbol of IS and then put it on his head amid shouts of "Allahu Akbar" from the other convicts.
Contacted, inspector general of prisons brigadier general Mustafa Kamal Pasha said they formed the probe panel in the afternoon with additional IG of prisons colonel Abrar Hossain as its head to look into the incident.
The committee will inquire whether the cap was provided by any prison employee, he said, adding that it was asked to submit its report within five working days.
Pasha also said all the prisons across the country were alerted and ordered to beef up the security to avert any unpleasant incident over the verdict.