Sunday, July 22, 2012

2 July 2012: Sayedee IO cross exam day 27

Tribunal One
After the application relating to obtaining a copy of the investigation agency report on the witnesses relating to section 19(2) application made by the prosecution, the cross examination of Helal Uddin, the investigation officer in the Sayedee case continued from 26 June.
Defence: Whether the name of Mr. Mojid’s son is Ilias?

Witness: Yes. Mr. Baten Hawladar his elder paternal uncle.

Defence: What was the profession of Mr. Mojid Hawladar in 1971?

Witness: It has not been stated in my note.

Defence: What was the profession of Mr. Mahbubul Alam Hawladar at 1971?

Witness: It is not in my note.

Defence: What was the profession of Mr. Abdul Baten at 1971?

Witness: It has not been stated in my note.

Defence: Whether there is any house at the north side of the “A, B, D, E, F” marked house at the sketch map [exhibit-42]?

Witness: Yes.

Defence: What is the closest most house located at the north side of the “A, B, D, E, F” marked house at the sketch map [exhibit-42]?

Witness: There is a pond right at the north side there after there is a house of Late Hemor Sordar.

Defence: From your sketch map, it is visible that- there is an “H” marked house after the west side of the “C” marked house, which is possessed by Hemor Ali Sordar. Whether this one Hemorr Ali Sordar and Mr. Abdul Latif’s father named Hemor Ali Sordar is the same person?

Witness: Yes, they are the same person. Afterwards Mr. Latif has left his father’s residence towards his own one.

Defence: Whether anyone residing at the old house of late Hemor Ali Sordar?

Witness: It has not been mentioned in my note.

Defence: There are no houses at the northern side.

Witness: There are other houses, i.e.- the house of Abu Fakir, the house of Hemayet Sharif are noteworthy.

Defence: You have not investigated whether there were any adult people out of those abovementioned houses.

Witness: I have investigated, but there is no information about the adult people.

Defence: Where is the house of Abdul Latif Hawladar located at from the houses of Mahatab Hawladar and Mahbubul Alam Hawladar?

Witness: It is not in my note.

Defence: When did you first meet Abdul Latif Hawladar?

Witness: 19-8-2010, at 15:30 P.M. at Parerhat Rajlokkhi High School.

Defence: You have not met him afterwards.

Witness: No I have met him afterwards. The second time I met him at 6-4-2011 at 09:00 A.M. at Pirojpur Circuit house.

Defence: Did you serve a notice at the second time to meet him?

Witness: Yes. I have got the information that the witnesses was being threatened from several sources so that I have called them by serving notice.

Defence: Whether any GD (General Diary) has been filed in relation to someone threatening Abdul Latif and given his statement about this case?

Witness: I have not investigated specifically whether any GD has been filed about the matter. But I was getting the information that almost all the witnesses are anxious about their security. So I have consulted with the witnesses and advised them and directed the officers of the Police Station to ensure their security.

Defence: Whether you have served any public advertisement about your visiting for the investigation?

Witness: No. But I have informed the relevant authorities and persons.

Defence: Who are those relevant persons or authorities?

Witness: They were consisted of Mr. Mahbubul Alam and the law enforcing agencies. And others were the victims of 1971, freedom fighters and the Medias.

Defence: Whether you have informed the Pirojpur Upajila Chairman?

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Have you served upon any notice?

Witness: No, I have informed only. When at first I have visited PIrojpur we arranged a meeting at Pirojpur Upajila Porishod. Then we have informed the attendees that we will start investigation about this case. After that when we have visited for the next time it has been highlighted in the newspapers. We have informed about the investigation to the local authority.

Defence: When did you go to Pirojpur?

Witness: On 18-8-9-2010

Defence: When did you serve the notice to the SP and the DC?

Witness: Three days before our visit.

Defence: Where did you arrange the meeting?

Witness: At Upazila Porishod Hall Room.

Defence: What were the time, duration and the number of attendees at the meeting?

Witness: There is no mentioning about these matters in my note.

Defence: Whether PIrojpur Sadar Upazila Chaiman was present there?

Witness: Yes, but it has not been mentioned in my note.

Defence: What is his name?

Witness: It has not been mentioned in my note.

Defence: It has not been mentioned in your note that you have conversed with him.

Witness: Yes there is no mentioning. We have general discussion actually.

Defence: Who have given their speeches at that meeting?

Witness: Me, the SP, the DC and two other members of the Investigation team.

Defence: The statements you have made right now, is gathered from your memory.

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Have you informed any Media during your investigation?

Witness: No. They have come after getting informed from the local authority.

Defence: You have not made any official notice to anyone at your first visit at Pirojpur.

Witness: Yes, I didn’t serve any official notice, but I have informed.

Defence: Whether have you served any official notice to any witness?

Witness: No I have not served any notice. But I have called him.

Defence: Do you have the number of Mr. Mahbub?

Witness: No. The phone numbers of other witnesses are also not there in the note.

Defence: How many people were present there at the meeting of 18-4-2010?

Witness: It is not there in my note.

Defence: You have not actually attended any meeting.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: You have not taken down some notes due to the influence of some evil-minded people.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: Where does the house the house of Mr. Mahatab situated from the house of Mr. Mahbubul?

Witness: It is not mentioned in my note.

Defence: When did you record the statements of Mr. Mahatab?

Witness: On 19-8-2010 at Rajlokkhi High School, within the timeframe of 15:30- to 18:00.
Defence: Have you recorded all the statements by your own hands?

Witness: Yes in almost all the cases I have recorded it by my own.

Defence: How many people have given statements on 19-8-2010?

Witness: Eight people, named as follows- 1) Md. Altaf Hawladar 2) Md. Ayub Ali Hawladar 3) Anil Chondra Mondol 4) Ayub Ali Talukdar 5) Md. Manik Hawladar 6) Md. Kholilur Rahman 7) Md. Mahatab UDdin Hawladar. 8) Md. Abdul Latif Hawladar.

Defence: When did you gone at Rajlokkhi High School on that day?

Witness: At 15:30 P.M.

Defence: When did you leave the place?

Witness: At 23:00 P.M.

Defence: You have not met any witness after 18:00 P.M.

Witness: Yes, I didn’t meet.

Defence: You have not met any other witness other than those abovementioned eight on that day.

Witness: No, I have met Ruhul Amin Nobim and Mahbubul Alam Hawladar.

Defence: When did you record the statement of Ruhul Amin Nobin?

Witness: On 19-8-2010 at Parerhat.

Defence: At which place of Parerhat?

Witness: It has not been mentioned in my note.

Defence: After that you have not met him before his deposition.

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Whether Mr. Ruhul Amin is previously known to you?

Witness: No.

Defence: Among the eight witnesses abovementioned, you have mentioned the name of Kholilur Rahman, whether he is the Kholilur Rahman Sheikh?

Witness: Yes.

Defence: Whether this Kholilur Rahman is the witness as mentioned in the GD for the case filed by Kholilur Rahman Shekh, Mahbubul Alam Hawladar and Manik Poshari.

Witness: He is the witness for the case filed by Mahbubul Alam Hawladar, but not for the case of Manik Poshari.

Defence: Whether Kholilur Rahman’s name has been included in the list of 46 witnesses which has been produced by the Prosecution to receive as evidence.

Witness: I don’t know.

Defence: What is the profession of Kholilur Rahman?

Witness: He is a village doctor.

Defence: Where is his chamber located at?

Witness: I don’t know.

Defence: I would like to say- actually he is the worker of Khasia Academy.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: Have you got the information about his profession from himself?

Witness: He has told me about that.

Defence: He has got sentence from the Highest Court of Bangladesh as an absconder.

Witness: I don’t know.

Defence: He was born after the liberation.

Witness: Not true.

Justice Nizamul Huq: Okay the Court is adjourned till 2 P.M.

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