Three PWs testify in Ramna Batamul explosive case

23 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Three more prosecution witnesses (PWs) including a physician testified in a case filed under Explosive Substances Act over 2001 Ramna Batamul blast incident where 10 people were killed, reports BSS.

Judge Abu Jafar Md Kamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 adjourned the hearing till today.

The three new prosecution witnesses are Central Police Hospital physician Ashraf Hossain, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Ahsal Ali of Rupsha Police Station, Khulna, and ASI Anwar Hossain of Rajoir Police Station of Madaripur. They testified as PW 32, 33, and 34, and were cross-examined by the defence afterwards.

Ten people were killed as several bombs were blasted in the Barshabaran programme (traditional programme to welcome the first day of Bengali New Year) on April 14, 2001. The then sub-inspector Kabir Hossain of Ramna Police Station filed the case over the incident.

CID on November 29, 2008, filed two supplementary charge sheets in two cases, one for murder and another under explosive substances act, against 14 people including banned militant outfit Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan. Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 framed charges against 14 including Mufti Hannan in the case lodged under explosive substance act over Ramna Batamul carnage on September 14, 2014.