BDR carnage case: Prosecution’s depositions endNew Age Online
The metropolitan Session’s Judge Court on Monday ended the deposition and cross examination of prosecution witnesses in Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) carnage case.
Aminul Islam, the defence counsel of Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu cross examined the chief investigator, Abdul Kahar Akanda, the special superintendent of criminal investigation department. Pintu is a Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader.
The court cross examined a total of 654 prosecution witnesses.
On March 1, 2009, a case was lodged against over 1,000 former BDR members for their alleged involvement in the carnage which killed 74 people, including 57 military officials, on February 25 and 26 in 2009.
On July 12, 2010, the Criminal Investigation Department submitted a charge-sheet against 824 people, including former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu, Awami League leader Torab Ali and 21 other civilians.
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