Two judges testify in Holey Artisan attack case


DHAKA, Sept 11, 2019 (BSS) – Two judges 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 then Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SM Masud Zaman and
Majaharul Islam. They had recorded the statements of two accused and one
witness. After their testimonies, the defence cross-examined them.

Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal after
that adjourned the hearing till October 2. A total 108 witnesses 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 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.