Tuesday, November 20, 2012

5 Sep 2012: Chowdhury 11th witness cross exam

After dealing with the Sayedee witness, the tribunal then moved to the Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s case and the cross examination of S M Mahbubul Alam, the eleventh prosecution witness was started by the Ahsanul Haq Hena. (His original testimony can be seen here)
Defence: You have said Koxi lived inyour locality. Please tell me how old Koxi was during that time.

Witness: He was three years junior to me.

Defence: Was your permanent address at Fateh Ali Matubbar Lane.

Witness: No, it’s not correct.

Defence: ‘’Ghat Farhad’’ is a populated locality.

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Koxi was a freedom fighter.

Defence: He was a Commissioner in that area during that time.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: He was a supporter of Awami League.

Witness: He was the secretary of city Awami League.

Defence: Are you familiar with Captain Year Ali?

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Did you know the late Ataur Rahman Khan alias Mr.Kaisar?

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Did you know about his brothers?

Witness: No.

Defence: How much distance from your house to Mr Ataur Rahman and Aziz Uddin house gate?

Witness: It’s about 300 or 400 yards

Defence: Have you known Mr Aziz Uddin and Dr.Sami Uddin?

Witness: No.

Defence: Whether captain Yar Ali was father of Mr Kaisar or not ?

Witness: I did not know.

Defence: The father-in law house of Mr Jahir Ahmed, Mamtaz Uddin,Porfessir Khaleque have ‘’Ghate Farhad Begh’’.

Witness: I didn’t know.

Defence: Did you know about Dr Kamruzzaman?

Witness: I have heard his name.

Defence: Whether professor Khaleque was the brother in law of Professor Mr Malek?

Witness: I did not know.

Defence: Have you heard about Mozaffar Moktar and Mr Moidur Rahman?

Witness: No.

Defence: Moidur Rahman was the chairman of peace committee under Cox’s bazar district.

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Mozaffar Moktar was killed during liberation war in Ghat Forhad Beg.

Witness: Yes.

Defence: You have listed in your hit list the name of Mr Mozaffar Moktar.

Witness: No.

Defence: Lokman and Amullah killed Mr Sarafat Ullah.

Witness: I don’t know but I have heard that the freedom fighters killed them.

Defence: Have you read any notice from newspaper in Chittagong where the I.O. called upon everyone who was acquainted with the facts of Liberation War to present at the circuit house at Chittagong.

Witness: No.

Defence: Did you know Dr. Mr Mahfuzur Rahman?

Witness: Yes

Defence: You did read his book?

Witness: No.

Defence: Read any book on freedom war at Chittagong?

Witness: No.

Defence: Have you written any book?

Witness: No

Defence: Sallah Uddin Quder Chowdhury has been elected from 1979 to present election.

Witness: Yes, I know.

Defence: He is the Standing Committee member of BNP.

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Where is your home?

Witness: At Hathazari.

Defence: Which school you have passed S.S.C?

Witness: From Doyazeziya Madrasha.

Defence: You have made a statement that you are a micro businessman. Have you any Tax Identification Number (TIN) certificate?

Witness: I have joint business or firm with my brother and TIN number also.

Defence: Which circle it was situated?

Witness: At khatungong.

Defence: What is the name of your institution?

Witness: Samshul Alam Traders.

Defence: What is the holding’s number?

Witness: I cannot remember.

Defence: In 2010 you said that your age is 63 years old.

Witness: Yes.

Defence: What was the company name and what was the color of that car upon which you fired on.

Witness: I cannot remember.

Defence: How many passengers were in the car?

Witness: I am not sure.

Defence: Was it left-hand drive or right-hand drive?

Witness: I can not say.

Defence: At a time the Sten gun has fired 28 bullets and the car was damaged for that reason.

Witness: Yes, at the same time the Grenade was also charged on that car.

Defence: That time news of BBC was broadcast at 8pm as per Bangladesh time.

Witness: I don’t know exactly.

Defence: When was the news broadcast by the Voice of America?

Defence: Not known to me?

Witness: Have you informed this incident to any one?

Witness: Yes, to High Commander Engineer Afsar Ali.

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