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21st-May-2019

Holey Artisan case Four policemen testifies

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Court Correspondent :
The Anti-Terror Special Court of Dhaka yesterday recorded the depositions of four policemen in the case lodged under the Anti-Terror Act over the grisly militant attack at the city's Holey Artisan Bakery in 2016.
Later, Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of the court fixed May 27 as the next date for hearing in the case.
The policemen are: Banani Police Station's the then Inspector (Investigation) Wahiduzzaman, Bhatara Police Station SI Faruque Hossain, same police station's ASI Shohag Hossain and Constable Prodip Chandra Das. With them, so far 41 witnesses testified.
Militants killed 20 people, most of them were foreigners. They were killed in the attack carried out on July 1, 2016. Two police officials 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, 2016 by framing charges against the eight accused- Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Sohel Mahfuz, Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Shariful Islam and Mamunur Rashid.