Four policemen on Tuesday testified before an anti-terror special court here in a case lodged over 2016 extremist attack on an upscale cafe in capital’s Gulshan area.
The witnesses are additional deputy commissioners of police Shahed Mia, Abu Taher Mohammad Abdulla, constables Anjon Sharkar and Badsha.
They submitted their depositions before Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal and were cross examined hereafter. The court after that 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. Extremists 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 extremists 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.
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