Five more policemen testify in Holey Artisan attack case


25th June, 2019 04:01:56 printer

Five more policemen testify in Holey Artisan attack case

 Five more Policemen testified before an anti-terror special court in a case lodged over 2016 terrorist attack on an upscale cafe in capital’s Gulshan area.

The witnesses are Superintendants of police (SPs) Abdul Ahad, Jasim Uddin, assistant deputy commissioner Obaidul Huq, Inspector Mahabub Alam and sub-inspector Billal Bhuiyan.

They submitted their depositions before Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal and were cross examined hereafter. The court after that set July 2 as the next date of hearing.

A total of 60 witnesses out of total 211 have so far testified in the case.

Militants killed 20 innocent people, most of them foreigners, in the grisly attack at the cafe on July 1, 2016. Two police officials valiantly laid down their lives while trying to save people there. Later, five militants were killed in a commando operation.

Police filed the case under the anti-terror act with Gulshan Police Station.

The trial initiated on November 26, 2018 by framing charges against the eight accused-Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Sohel Mahfuz, Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Shariful Islam and Mamunur Rashid.