The trial of the February 25-26 mutinies by soldiers at
different sectors of the Bangladesh Rifles begins today with a special court at
the Rangamati sector headquarters opening the proceedings.
The trial will be conducted under the Bangladesh Rifles Order
1972 and the BDR Director General, Major General Mainul Islam will chair the
three-member special court.
The two others on the special court are lieutenant colonel
Abdur Rauf and major Mostafa. They are officers deputed to the border guards
from the army. Deputy attorney general Mohmmad Sohrawardi will assist the
special court as the attorney general’s representative.
This is the fourth of the six special courts formed under the
order on November 15 for the trial of the BDR soldiers facing charges of
Briefing reporters at the border guards’ headquarters in
Dhaka on Monday, BDR deputy director general, brigadier general Obaidul Huq
said all were set for starting the trial of the mutiny by the Special Court 4
He, however, refused to give the number of the accused BDR
soldiers to be produced in the court.