'Produce 26 BGB men before court Mar 28'
A Dhaka court yesterday asked the jail authorities to produce 26 members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) included in the supplementary charge sheets, before it on March 28 in Pilkhana carnage case.
After scrutinising the dockets and other relevant documents, Judge Mohammad Zohurul Hoque of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court passed the order.
The court fixed the same date for taking into cognisance the charges of killing, looting, hiding of bodies and sedition and using explosives against 26 BGB members. On that day, the court will hear whether the charges brought in the charge sheets will be framed or not.
Earlier the same court fixed March 28 for hearing on charge framing against 824 included in the previous charge sheets of the cases.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on March 21 indicted 26 more BGB members, raising the total number of accused to 850.
Special Superintendent of CID Abdul Kahar Akand submitted two supplementary charge sheets in two cases against the 26, including a deputy assistant director, to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka, showing 58 prosecution witnesses.
Last year, in July the CID pressed charges against 824 people and 23 civilians on various accusations, including murder, arson, looting, hiding of bodies and sedition.
Some 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in a BDR mutiny at BDR Headquarters in Pilkhana of the city in 2009.