Three witnesses testify
Three more prosecution witnesses, including two physicians of United Hospital, yesterday gave their statements before a tribunal in the Holey Artisan café attack case.
Including them, the tribunal has recorded statements of 100 out of 211 prosecution witnesses in the case.
The witnesses are Dr Sadia Islam Swarna and Dr Nadim Mahmud, and inspector of police’s Counter Terrorism & Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Shafiuddin Sheikh.
Judge Majibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal of Dhaka recorded statements of the witnesses, after which defence lawyers cross-examined them. The tribunal set August 29 for the next hearing.
In their statements, the physicians told the court they treated over 20 persons who were injured in the terror attack.
Shafiuddin said he arrested Jahangir, one of the accused in the case, during the investigation of the case.
Eight accused, now in jail, were produced before the tribunal during yesterday’s hearing of the case.
Militants killed 20 people, most of them foreigners, in the grisly attack at the café on July 1, 2016. Two police officials valiantly laid down their lives trying to save people there.