Three more witnesses testify in Holey Artisan attack case

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)