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12:00 AM, April 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, April 18, 2019

Holey Artisan Attack Case

Three prosecution witnesses testify

Three more persons yesterday testified before a Dhaka court in connection with the Holey Artisan Bakery attack case.

The witnesses are: Anwarul Azim, Momtaz Parveen and Rina Khan, owners of the West Shewrapara house and Kalyanpur “Jahaz Building”, where Rakibul Hasan Regan and several other militants lived before the incident. 

Judge Majibur Rahman of Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal of Dhaka recorded their statements. The defence also cross-examined them on different points. The court set April 24 for the next hearing.

With this, the tribunal has so far recorded statements of 31 prosecution witnesses including the complainant of the case.

Anwarul Azim, owner of the West Shewrapara house, said on January 1, 2016, one MA Hasan and three others, rented a room at his house and stayed till May 27 the same year.

Hasan also filled four tenant information forms, which were submitted to Mirpur Police Station on March 12 of 2016.

After the tenants left the house, Anwarul came to know through television that Hasan's real name was Rakibul Hasan Regan.

Owner of Kalyanpur “Jahaz Building” Momtaz Parveen said 11 militants were killed and one was injured in the shootout with the law enforcers on July 2016. The injured was identified as Regan.

Rina Khan said several militants rented her Kalyanpur house in disguise, but she could not identify any of them.

Armed militants stormed the upscale restaurant in the capital's Gulshan and killed 20 hostages, mostly foreign nationals. Two police officials were also killed during the 12-hour standoff.

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