BDR mutineers' trial resumes at Satkhira today
Trial of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny case will resume today as the Special Court No-1 set up at 41 Rifles Battalion headquarters in Satkhira will record statements of the prosecution witnesses (PWs).
After recording statements of the 15 out of 40 prosecution witnesses on January 21, the court fixed March 21 to record the statement of other prosecution witnesses, court sources said.
Sixteen out of 60 accused BDR members have already confessed to their involvement in the mutiny and begged for mercy in writing before the court on January 20.
The trial of BDR mutiny at 7 Rifles Battalion at Nildumur in Shyamnagar upazila began on December 7.
The special court framed charges against 60 BDR mutineers of 7 Rifles Battalion at Nildumur in Shyamnagar upazila on January 18.
BDR Director General Major General M Mainul Islam, head of the court along two other members of the court is now at Satkhira to record the statements of the witnesses today.
The other members are Lt Col Gazi Khalid Hossain and Major Lutful Karim.
Deputy Attorney General (DAG) advocate Khasruzzaman on behalf of the Attorney General and advocate Mosharraf Hossain Kajal and advocate Sahidur Rahman, senior public prosecutors on behalf of the state, are expected to be present at the court.