Dhaka's Metropolitan Sessions Judge'sCourt on Monday summoned former army chief retired Gen Moeen U Ahmed and threeother high-profile persons to give testimonies in the Pilkhana carnage case of2009.
Other three persons are: PrimeMinister's then Military Secretary
Maj General Miah Md ZainulAbedin, former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Noor Mohammad, who is nowBangladesh ambassador to Morocco and retired Lt Col Jahan Ara Begum.
The court began Monday'sproceedings at about 9.30 am at the makeshift court set up at Dhaka CentralJail adjacent to Madrasa Alia's ground in the capital and continued up to 3.50pm. Judge-in-charge Dr Md Akhteruzzamanconducted Monday's court and passed the order summoning the witnesses. Theyhave been asked to appear before the court as soon as possible.
The court recorded thedepositions of seven witnesses on Monday. They include Meheerin Ferdous, widowof slain Col Mujibul Haque and Munmun Akhter, wife of Lt Col Shamsul Azam andDr Snigdha, who carried out autopsies of 14 victims of the carnage, gavetestimonies on Monday.
The court so far recorded thedepositions of 269 witnesses while Dr Snigdhda is the 270th witness.
Defense counsels includingadvocates Aminul Islam, Ramjan Khan, Faruque Ahmed and Shamim Sardercross-examined the witnesses.
A total of 74 people, including57 senior and mid-level army officers were killed during the February 25-26mutiny at former BDR headquarters in the capital.
The then officer-in-charge (OC)of Lalbagh Police Station, inspector Nabajyoti Khisha first filed the case withLalbagh Police Station and then with Newmarket Police Station.