Seven months after the massacre at Peelkhana, the government
has decided on the mode of the BDR mutiny trial.
The mutineers will be tried under the BDR Act, but those charged with killings
and looting will be tried under the penal code by speedy trial tribunal, law
minister Shafique Ahmed told waiting reporters after an inter-ministerial
meeting on Tuesday.
The minister said a notification will be issued according to Section 5 of the
Army Act 1952 to facilitate military trial of similar incidents in future.
"The Criminal Investigation Department will submit its probe report within
a few days. Charges will be framed at the end of October and the trial will
begin in November," he added.