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12:00 AM, December 18, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:48 AM, December 18, 2018

Holey Artisan Attack

Two more prosecution witnesses testify

Two more prosecution witnesses yesterday testified before a Dhaka court in connection with a case filed over the militant attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka in July 2016.

Judge Majibur Rahman of Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal of Dhaka recorded statements of Arif Mohammad Sohan and Munna Dewan, two staff members of the café.

The duo was also cross examined by the defence counsel.

In his statement Sohan said he was outside the restaurant during the attack. After getting a call from one of his colleagues, Shahriar, he went to the café at 9:05pm.

After arriving there, he heard gunshots and saw dead bodies lying around. At one stage, police asked him to leave the scene. Later, he took shelter in another house, Sohan added.

Munna said he was on duty at the ground floor during the time of incident.

 Suddenly he heard gunshots and hid on the false roof of the kitchen. He fell on the flower garden and injured his waist and left leg.  

Earlier, four witnesses gave statements in the case filed over the attack in the upscale café in Gulshan's diplomatic zone.  The tribunal fixed December 23 for the next hearing of the case.

On July 23 this year, Inspector Humayun Kabir of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, pressed charges against eight persons in the case.

On November 26 the tribunal framed charges against the eight.

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