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Next Hearing of 21 August Case is on 9 April
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Thursday, 29th March, 2012
Next Hearing of taking witnesses against Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, Secretary General of Jamaat e Islami and Tareque Rahman, the Senior Vice Chairman of BNP including other 52 persons in the murder and explosive case relating to the grenade attack on 21 August Case is on 9 April. That date was fixed yesterday by Shahed Nur Uddin, judge of the speedy trial tribunal no. 1 established nearby the Dhaka Central Jail at Najimuddin Road of Old Dhaka.

The ruling party MP Dr. Mohiuddin Khan Alamghir attended the Court yesterday to bear witness in the case. On last Sunday he was summoned to come before the Court to bear witness. Dr. Mohiuddin Khan Alamghir is no. 1 witness in the supplementary charge sheet submitted on 3rd July last year. Besides Dr. Mohiuddin Khan Alamghir, there are 83 witnesses, including present Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in the supplementary charge sheet.

Ex minister Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, ex State Minister of Home Affairs Lutfujjaman Babor, two ex IGPs Md. Ashraful Huda and Shahidul Haque, Lietenant Commander Saiful Islam Duke, nephew of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Ariful Islam Arif, ex BNP Ward Commissioner applied to re examine the 51 witnesses who had already borne witnesses in this case.

Their lawyers applied to stay the taking witness of Mohiuddin Khan Alamghir before taking witnesses of these witnesses. They argued that they have been named in the supplementary charge sheet, while 61 persons bore witnesses before the formation of the supplementary charge sheet. Testimony of these witnesses will be used against them. Therefore their testimony should be retaken according to law. In this regard the lawyers presented interpretation of different laws before the Court.

Special PP Sayed Rezaur Rahman opposed the retaking of testimony of 61 witnesses. He informed that there was no necessity of retaking testimony. The Court instead of delivering instant judgment delayed it up to 9 April.

In this regard Advocate Abdur Razzak, lawyer of Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, says that the name of Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid is absent in the original charge sheet. He has been involved in the supplementary charge sheet. Therefore testimony of those 61 witnesses should be retaken. Otherwise we would be deprived from justice.