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Nafis to confess in US court

Times Desk - February 4th, 2013

Nafis, now detained in the USA for his alleged plot to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, is likely to make his confessional statement at a court in New York this week.
His confessional statement is likely to come in the court on February 7, BBC Bangla reported on Saturday.
Spokesperson of the Brooklyn’s Eastern district Federal court in New York Robert Nardoza confirmed Nafis’ confessional statement giving on Friday, the report says quoting New York-based journalist Lovelu Ansar.
Nardoza also said Nafis conveyed his decision of making confessional statement on January 31.
The primary hearing on the case against Nafis started at Brooklyn’s Eastern district Federal court in New York in January second week.
The lawyer who stood in the court for Nafis strongly pleaded that Nafis is innocent as he has been implicated in the case in a planned way.
Earlier, Nafis claimed in the court that the allegations brought against him were not true, and he was innocent.
The trial procedure will be fixed in the next hearing and the final hearing will begin on April 3.
On October 17, the FBI arrested 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis after he reportedly tried to detonate a fake 1,000-pound (454-kg) car bomb outside the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan, according to a criminal complaint.
Just a few hours before he was arrested in an FBI sting operation, Nafis spoke via Skype with his parents back home and updated them on his studies.
Nafis went to the United States on a scholarship in January last year after completing five semesters in BBA at North South University.
Earlier, family members of Nafis said the allegations against him were totally false, and that Nafis went to the US to study.
If convicted, Nafis may face maximum life sentence, according to the office of US Attorney Loretta Lynch in Brooklyn.