DHAKA: A Dhaka court Wednesday deferred till June 24 submission of deposition by the witnesses in August 21 grenade attack case against 52 persons, including BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman.
Judge M Shahed Nur Uddin of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 fixed the date in the city’s central jail in Nazumuddin road.
Earlier in the day, defense counsel of former three probe officers Advocate Abdus Sobahan Tarafder cross examined witness CID officer Abu Hena M Yusuf.
Accused, including former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s nephew Lt Commander (retd) Saiful Islam Duke, Jamaat Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid were present in the court.
On April 9, a Dhaka Court on Monday granted bail to three former inspector generals of police and three investigation officers in August 21 grenade attack case.
They are former IGPs M Ashraful Huda, Shahidul Haque and Khoda Box, former special police super Ruhul Amin, senior ASP of CID Munshi Atiqur Rahman and ASP Abdur Rashid.
Dhaka’s Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Shahed Nur Uddin granted them bail upon a bond of Tk 50000 on Monday.
Meanwhile, the court also rejected the bail plea of another accused Abu Taher as the allegation against him was considered as non-bailable.
Chief Prosecutor of the case Syed Rezaul Rahman and Advocate Khandakar Abdul Manna was present in the court.
On August 21, 2004, a terrible grenade attack was made on an Awami League meeting at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.
A total of 24 people, including wife of former party general secretary and incumbent President Zillur Rahman and AL’s then Secretary for Women’s Affairs Ivy Rahman, died in that attack. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the then opposition leader, narrowly survived the attack.
Motijheel Thana SI Faruk Hossain, AL leader Abdul Jalil and Saber Hossain Chowdhury filed three separate cases with Motijeel thana over the incident.
BDST: 2050 HRS, JUN 20, 2012
Edited by: Abul Kalam Azad, Newsroom Editor
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