Jagannath University (JnU) deputy registrar Rezaul Karim and a lawyer testified before a Dhaka court on Tuesday at the trial of the killing of tailoring shop employee Biswajit Das.
Judge of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 ABM Nizamul Haque recorded the deposition of Rezaul and Syeda Shahin Ara Laily of Dhaka Bar Association.
Public prosecutor SM Rafiqul Islam said the JnU deputy registrar provided the investigation officer of the case with necessary documents about 12 charge-sheeted accused and he gave his deposition before the court in this regard.
With this, a total of 28 of the 60 prosecution witnesses testified at the trial of the killing of Biswajit.
After conclusion of the deposition, the court fixed Thursday for next hearing of the case.
The trial of the killing of the youth began on July 14 at the tribunal with the deposition of sub-inspector of Sutrapur Police Station Mohammad Jalal Uddin, also the complainant of the case.
Eight accused, now in custody, were produced before the court on Tuesday. They are: Rafiqul Islam Shakil, Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, Emdadul Haque Emdad, GM Rasheduzzaman Shaon, AHM Kibria, Saiful Islam, Quaiyum Mia and Golam Mostofa.
Of them, Shakil, Nahid, Shaon and Emdad had made confessional statements before the court earlier.
Dhaka’s Metropolitan Magistrate Zahurul Haque framed the charges against 21 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League of Jagannath University unit on June 2.
On March 5, Tajul Islam, DB inspector and investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge sheet against the 21 accused.
Biswajit Das, a tailoring shop employee, was chopped to death by the BCL workers near the Bahadur Shah Park in the old city during the opposition’s countrywide road blockade programme on December 9 last year.