After closing the arguments from prosecution and defence, the special court has set October 30 for judgment on the country’s largest ever case of killing in February 2009 at the Pilkhana headquarters of now-defunct BDR.
Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge M Akhtaruzzaman passed the order on Sunday.
About 850 people, including detained BNP leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu, local Awami League leader Torab Ali and then BDR official Touhidul Islam, were the accused in the case. Of them, 40 accused have died during the trial and 20 others remained absconding.
A total of 73 people, including 57 senior army officers, were killed during the bloody mutiny at Pilkhana in the capital on February 25-26 in 2009.
Earlier, on May 5 last year, a three-member special court, headed by Director (Admin) of BGB headquarters Col Khandakar Obaidul Ahsan, had sentenced 309 BDR (now Border Guard Bangladesh) jawans of 36 Rifles Battalion to different jail terms ranging from four months to seven years for their involvement in the bloody mutiny at the Pilkhana headquarters in 2009.
The court acquitted one sepoy Abdur Rashid as charges brought against him were not proved.
After the mutiny, the BDR was dismantled and renamed as Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).