Friday, July 6, 2012

31 May 2012: Chowdhury 3rd witness cross exam day 3

After the order was given relating to contempt, Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s defence team has prayed for an adjournment for 1 hour, as the time was already noon. and they need to consult with the accused. The tribunal rejected the prayer.

The cross examination of the prosecution witness Sirajul Islam Siru Bangali by the defence counsel, Ahsanul Haque continued (followed on from the previous day)
Defence: Who has climbed the tree except Bivuti? What was the state of mind of Bibuti?

Witness: He got confused.

Defence: Did you ever visit the following places--- Gohira, Kundeshwari, Jogotmollo’para; Unosottur Para; SUltanpur etc; after the liberation war?

Witness: No.

Defence: Did you ask anything about the following matter to the famous people of that area?

Witness: No.

Defence: Did the investigator of the Crimes Tribunal circulate any notice to get people to know about the incidents of 1971 for smooth running of the process of the Tribunal?

Witness: No.

Defence: Did your Gun have any license in 1971?

Witness: No. Still the gun has no license.

Defence: Did you ever see a grenade before 1971?

Witness: No. Before leaving towards India I have got both Gun and the Grenade.

Defence: You were not successful in all of your targets as the incidents you have mentioned before the Tribunal.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: Do you know who Ahmed Sharif Monir, Shajahan Islamabadi and Sultan Kusumpuri were?

Witness: They were freedom fighters.

Defence: They have local residence in the area Potia and they have fought resistance fighting?

Witness: By their own initiative they have formed freedom fighters group in their own area and continued resistance fighting. From the abovementioned people- Ahmed Sharif Monir and Shajahan Islamabadi took training from India and joined liberation war. And Mr. Ahmed Kusumpuri was an MCA [Member of Constituent Assembly] and during the liberation he was in India.

Defence: What was the election constituency area of Mr. Ahmed Kusumpuri at Chittagong?

Witness: I can’t remember.

Defence: How many votes did Mr. Kusumpuri possess? And who was his opponent?

Witness: I can’t remember.

Defence: Can you say what the constituent number of Mr. Islam was?

Witness: I can’t remember the 41 years old incident so clearly.

Defence: Whether City Corporation has established the sculpture of Biplobi Vashkor at the 2 no Gate of Sholoshohor on 1995?

Witness: Yes, I’m not sure about the year of establishment.

Defence: It has been established and launched by the then Mayor ABM Mohiuddin.

Witness: Yes.

Defence: By the leadership of the then Major Ziaur Rahman, the first resistance fight took place in that area by the Eight Bengal Regiment and Pakistan Army has faced a severe damage.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: Who was the Commanding Officer of Eight Bengal Regiment?

Witness: Colonel Abdul Karim Jangua.

Defence: Whether Mr. Jangua’s house was situated in West Pakistan?

Witness: Yes.

Defence: You did never like Major Ziaur Rahman?

Witness: Not like.

Defence: Who was the owner of the Daily Azan?

Witness: I don’t know.

Defence: After the liberation the newspaper got a new title as “Daily Shadhinota.”

Witness: I can’t remember.

Defence: Mr. Hazlul Quader Chowdhury was the owner of Daily Azan and Mr. Malek was the owner of Daily Azadi.

Witness: I don’t know. Engineer Abdul Khalek was the owner of Daily Azadi and the Editor was Professor Md. Khaled. 
The Court was adjourned

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