DHAKA, Three new witnesses including two doctors
today 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.
The witnesses are Dr Sadia Islam Swarna, Dr Nadim Mahamud of United
Hospital and Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit inspector
Shofiuddin Sheikh. After their testimonies, the defence cross-examined them.
Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal after
that adjourned the hearing till August 29.
With these three, the total of number witnesses those have been examined
in the case now stands at 100.
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.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)