Six new prosecution witnesses including four staffs of Holey Artisan Bakery have testified before an anti-terror special court in a case lodged over 2016 terrorist attack at the upscale cafe in capital’s Gulshan area.
The witnesses are bakery cashier Alamin Chowdhury, chef Suhin Khan, waiter Imam Hossain, coffee-man Shahriar Ahmed, police constable Gobinda Chandra and one Rashed Sarker. They were cross-examined after that by the defence.
Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal after that adjourned the hearing till July 16.
A total of 68 witnesses out of 211 have so far testified in the case.
Militants killed 20 innocent people, most of them foreigners, in the grisly attack at the cafe on July 1, 2016. Two police officials valiantly laid down their lives while trying to save people there. Later, five militants were killed in a commando operation.
Police filed the case under the anti-terror act with Gulshan Police Station.
The trial initiated on November 26, 2018 by framing charges against the eight accused-Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Rashedul Islam alias Rash, Sohel Mahfuz, Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Shariful Islam and Mamunur Rashid.