After the Sayedee case, the 9th prosecution witness, Parag Dhar in the Chowdhury case continued then came to give evidence. Sultan Mahmud started examination in chief
Prosecution: What is your name?Cross examination was started by the defence counsel Ahsanul Haq Hena.
Witness: My name is Parag Dhar.
Prosecution: What is you father’s name?
Witness: My father’s name is Manik Dhar.
Prosecution: How old are you?
Witness: I am 48 years.
Prosecution: How old were you during the Liberation War?
Witness: I was 7 years old.
Prosecution: How long you have studied?
Witness: I have completed Bachelor of Arts.
Prosecution: What are doing at present?
Witness: I am running a business.
Prosecution: Please tell us fact of your deposition.
Witness: In 1971, second week of the month of April during the Liberation war when Muslim league was formed under the leadership of Fazlul Quder Chowdhury, there started a lot of looting an arson by the members of the Razakaar Force.
Prosecution: In which area?
Witness: These were in Jagatmollo Para, Gahira, Kundeswary. I have heard that Loot, arson was committed at those areas. After getting that news we left for India.
Prosecution: Where did you go in India?
Witness: At first we went Agortola and then Kolkata. After the liberation we came back in Bangladesh.
Prosecution: What did your father do?
Witness: He was a contractor.
Prosecution: What you have seen after coming back from India?
Witness: After coming back, I saw that our rice machine and car of my father had been looted by the Razakaar.
Prosecution: What was condition of your house?
Witness: Everything from our house had been looted.
Prosecution: Who were involved with this looting?
Witness: I heard that everything had been done under the leadership of the Fazlul Quder Chowdhury.
Prosecution: Were the sons of Fazlul Quder Chowdhury involved?
Justice Nizam: No, you cannot ask like this way. Okay, we will ask this question.
Tribunal’s Question: Was there anyone involved?
Witness: I do not know.
Prosecution: Did your father file any case in this regard?
Witness: Yes, he filed a case in 1972.
Prosecution: Who were the defendants in that case?
Witness: I did not get the copy of that case. So, I do not know were the defendants.
Prosecution: Did you give your statement to the I.O?
Thus the way examination in chief is completed.
Defence: Would you please tell us the relation between you and Jatis Dhar?
Witness: He is my uncle (sister’s or brother’s father in law)
Defence: Where did Jatis Dhar was during the Liberation war?
Witness: May be he was in this country.
Defence: Did you know Nirmal Chandra Sharma?
Witness: Yes but I did not have any relationship with him.
Defence: Did you know his brother Sunil?
Defence: When did you go to India for the last time?
Witness: Yes, I went 3 or 4 years ago for the purpose of my treatment.
Defence: Did you meet with Mr. Sunil there?
Witness: I do not recall. May be I had seen him.
Defence: House Nirmal Sharma in maddham Gahira is known as “Napit Para”(Berber area)
Defence: Did you know Kundeswary?
Defence: All incidents which you heard had been committed by the Razakaar and Pakistani Army.
Defence: The name Fazlul quder Chowdhury which you have said in deposition has been given to you by I.O.
Witness: It is not true.Then the cross examination was completed.