Four new prosecution witnesses appeared before an anti-terror special court here in a case lodged over 2016 terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in capital’s Gulshan area.
The witnesses are CID Inspector Prashant Kumar Debnath, Sub-Inspector Nizam Uddin, Constable Mozahar Ali and Alam Chowdhury, caretaker of the house, where the militants used to live on rent. The witnesses testified at the court and later were cross-examined.Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal after that adjourned the hearing till July 30.
A total of 74 witnesses out of 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 PoliceStation.
The trial initiated on November 26, 2018 by framing charges against theeight 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.