Tuesday, November 20, 2012

16 sep 2012: Azam 4th witness testimony

After the bail application, the tribunal then moved onto the case of Golam Azam and the witness Ejab Uddin Mia came to the witness box
Witness: My name is Ejab Uddin Mia; Father- Dalil Uddin Mia; Mother- Rabeya Begum. Age- 39 years.

I’m working at Bangla Academy since 16th July, 1994. Now I’m working at the post of Assistant Librarian. I’m at the newspaper department of Bangla Academy. My duty is to serve the researchers and the readers with the dailies, weeklies and monthly magazines for reading and taking notes. In September, 2010 Investigation Officer Motiur Rahman and his other colleagues have visited the Newspaper Department of Bangla Academy. There were Laptops, Scanners, Digital Cameras and other equipments with them. Motiur Rahman has asked for the newspapers of 1971 and 1972. We have served those newspapers to them. They have checked the Newspapers and then scanned and printed the required parts of those newspapers; then served them the printed copies and the main newspapers to check whether everything is okay. After checking the newspapers I along with the head librarian Mobarok Hossain have signed the copies. Then Mr. Motiur Rahman has seized the copies by the seizure list and gives us the main copies of the Newspapers.

The IO has gone to the Library on 22-2-2011 and seized the 30 reports contained in The Daily Sangram published in between the date of 18-5-1971 to 29-11-1971. This is the seizure list which is material exhibit no- 1. There are 5 signature of myself which will be counted as material exhibit no- 1/1, 1/ 2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5. [Then he has stated the headings of each of the 30 Newspaper report and the stenographer has typed those under material exhibit-2 to material exhibit-31]

[Then the witness has talked about the rest of the heading of the 20 reports of Daily Azad, starting from 5-4-1971 to 13-11-1971; which have been seized by the IO under the seizure list. The Newspaper headings contain the material exhibit no- 33 to material exhibit no- 50.]
Chairman: Okay the Tribunal is adjourned till 2 P.M.

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