Two judges testify in Holey Artisan attack case


11th September, 2019 04:18:03 printer

Two judges testify in Holey Artisan attack case

Two judges on Wednesday testified before an anti-terror special court in Dhaka in a case lodged over 2016 terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in capital’s Gulshan area.

The witnesses are then Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SM Masud Zaman and Majaharul Islam. They had recorded the statements of two accused and one witness. After their testimonies, the defence cross-examined them.

Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal after that adjourned the hearing till October 2. A total 108 witnesses 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.