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Four policemen testify in Holey Artisan attack case

  • Published at 07:41 pm June 18th, 2019
File photo the Holey Artisan Bakery, where a group of militants carried out a barbaric attack on the night of July 1, 2016, at Gulshan, Dhaka Dhaka Tribune

Court sets June 25 as the next date of hearing

Four policemen have testified before an anti-terrorism special court, in a case lodged over the 2016 terrorist attack on an upscale cafe in capital’s Gulshan area.

The witnesses are Police Additional Deputy Commissioners Shahed Mia and Abu Taher Muhammad Abdullah, and Constables Anjon Sharkar and Badsha.

They made their depositions before Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal, and were cross examined thereafter on Tuesday, reports BSS.

The court, thereafter set June 25 as the next date of hearing.

A total of 54 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 the people there. Later, five militants were killed during a commando operation.

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

The trial commenced on November 26, 2018 by framing charges against 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.