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Three judges testify in Holey Artisan attack case

Published : 13 Oct 2019 08:20 PM | Updated : 01 Sep 2020 07:29 PM

Three judges on Sunday testified before an anti- terror special court here in a case lodged over 2016 terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in capital’s Gulshan area, reports BSS.

The witnesses are then Metropolitan Magistrates Maruf Hossain, Golam Nabi and Nur Nabi. They had recorded the statements of four witnesses and one accused. 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 17. A total 113 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.