The tribunal then started with the continuation of the cross examination of the investigation officer, Helal Uddin in the Sayedee case (continuing from the previous day)
Defence: When did you take the statements of Modhusudan Ghorami?There was then a break to first deal with a witness in the Golam Azam case, and then to deal with a number of applications. After these, the tribunal then returned to the cross examination of the Sayedee case
Witness: On 3-11-2010
Defence: Before 3-11-2010 when did you first go to Pirojpur?
Witness: On 2-11-2010
Defence: You don’t have any information about the rape of Shefali Ghorami till this date of your arrival.
Defence: You have taken the statements of Modhusudan Ghorami by visiting his house.
Defence: Who at first has given you the information about the rape of Shefali Ghorami?
Witness: Modhusudan Ghorami on 3-11-2010.
Defence: Before 3-11-2010 whether you have visited the village Hoglabunia?
Defence: No one of Hoglabunia has been made witness in this case except Modhusudan.
Defence: You have not taken anyone’s statement other than him.
Witness: Yes. But I have asked some questions to some people.
Defence: On 3-11-2010 you have visited Modhusudan’s house directly from the Pirojpur Circuit house.
Witness: I have not gone there directly, before gone there I have visited the houses of Late Toroni Shikdar and Horolal Malakar.
Defence: Who has shown you the house of Mr. Modhushudan?
Witness: Malek Member.
Defence: Whether the houses of Toroni Shikdar and Horolal Malakar are adjacent?
Defence: Where does Modhushudan’s house located compared to the houses of Toroni Shikdar and Horolal Malakar?
Witness: It is situated at quarter kilometer away at the North-western corner.
Defence: When did you go to Modhusudan’s house?
Witness: At 10:20 A.M.
Defence: Whether you have recorded his statements in audio or video?
Defence: Whether Modhusudan has given any information about the date of the rape of Shefali Ghorami?
Witness: No, but he has stated that- it happened near the end of the war.
Defence: Do you have any information about the birth month of Shondhya Ghorami?
Defence: Do you have any information when Modhushudan Ghorami has been converted to Muslim?
Witness: No. But he has been forcefully converted.
Defence: For how long you have stayed at his house?
Witness: Almost 2 hours.
Defence: Go to the pages of the statement of PW-23.
Defence: ‘I have married at the end of Falgun Month (Bangla Month).’ The witness has not stated this to you.
Witness: True. But he has stated that- I have married before 8 days of the looting of the treasury.
Defence: When the treasury has been looted?
Witness: It has not been recorded in my note.
Defence: ‘Afterwards Delwar has started introducing himself by Delwar Shikdar, now I am hearing the name Syedee.’ The witness has not stated this to you.
Defence: ‘After the 3/4 days of the missing of Toroni Shikdar the Razakar has gone to my house’-- The witness has not stated this to you.
Defence: ‘My wife has told me, those who have converted you have arrived, go fly away.’ The witness has not stated this to you.
Defence: ‘One day I have been converted when I was sitting at Parerhat Bazar.’-- The witness has not stated this to you.
Defence: ‘After the conversion of the religion- they have given me the name- Ali Ashraf and Krishno Shaha has been given the name- Ali Akbor.’ The witness has not stated this to you.
Defence: When did Modusudan Gorami come to give witness here?
Wintess: It is not in my mind.
Defence: In which hospital he was admitted before coming here to give witness?
Witness: I do not know it.
Justice Nizam: You could ask it to Gorami?
Defence: Whether he was in previous hospital or any other one in the time from 31 January to 1 February?
Witness: I know only about his previous hospital.
Defence: Did he go to house after giving witness?
Question of Tribunal: Did he go to house immediately or after some days?
Witness: I don’t know it.
Defence: When Gorami came to give witness, whether the daughter of his brother Onjoli and the son of Onjoli were with him or no?
Witness: I came to bring only Gorami and don’t know anything about others?
Defence: Was there any relative of Modusudan Gorami with him in the day in which day he gave witness?
Witness: I saw a boy with him at that day.
Defence: Where Modusudan Gorami was handed over after giving witness?
Witness: I don’t know because he was not in my custody.
Defence: Did you not meet with Modusudan Gorami any time without in 3-11-2010 at the time of investigation?
Defence: Did you go during the time of investigation in the outer house (khanka) of Saint (Pir) of Charkhali which is in Parerhat?
Witness: No, I didn’t go.
Defence: Did you examine anyone who went regularly to Parerhat?
Defence: Did you search about it that who were the Imam and Muajjin (religious post in a mosque) of the mosques after liberation war?
Defence: You enforced Modusudan Gorami to give witness by using state power.
Witness: This is not true.
Defence: Is there the name of accused Mr. Sayedee in the exhibition 34\35, 54-59, 206-216, 219, 229-232, 234, 237, 243, 259, 262-284, 86-127 and 129-150?
Justice Nizam: It is not possible to check it. We will consider it at the time of giving judgment.
Justice Anwerul haq: It is never possible for a person.
Justice Anwerul Haq: Say one by one. Then he can do it otherwise not.
Justice Zaheer: At least, he has to say yes or no.
Justice Nizam: Yes or not what he says, we have to see it by checking.
Defence: My Lord he has not jurisdiction to say “ I don’t know”
Justice Anwerul Haq: It will consider at the time of argument.
Defence: I have right to examine upon exhibited documents. Whether the name of Mr. Sayedee is there or not, about it I have right to ask because tribunal has given me such permission.
Justice Anwerul Haq: We shall verify surely during judgment what he has said.
Defence: If there is any adverse in evidence, did I not ask question?
Defence: I did not ask question for not being satisfied, basically I follow the order honorable chairman. He must answer definitely, can’t answer indefinitely and he is bound to give answer.
Then the court is adjourned.