Chittagong arms case
Court records deposition of former NSI director EnamurStaff Correspondent . Chittagong
A Chittagong court on Tuesday recorded deposition of retired brigadier general Enamur Rahman Chowdhury, a former director of National Security Intelligence, in two cases related to the recovery of 10-truck arms and ammunition.
The court of metropolitan sessions judge SM Majibur Rahman, also judge of the special tribunal-1, recorded deposition of the former NSI chief and fixed Wednesday for cross examining him and recording deposition of other witnesses.
Enamur, who was a member of the government probe committee formed after the incident, in his deposition said they found involvement of only three persons, Hafizur Rahman, Din Mohammed and Hazi Sobhan, with the incident during investigation.
Eleven accused in the case, including former industries minister Matiur Rahman Nizami and former state minister for home Lutfuzzaman Babar, who were implicated in the supplementary charge sheets of the cases, were produced during recording of deposition.
On April 2, 2004, the police seized 4,930 types of sophisticated firearms, 27,020 grenades, 840 rocket launchers, 300 rockets, 2,000 grenade launching tubes, 6,392 magazines and 11,40,520 bullets as they were being loaded onto 10 trucks from two engine-boats at the jetty of the Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Limited in the biggest-ever
arms haul in the country.
Ahadur Rahman, the then Karnaphuli police officer-in-charge, filed the two cases on April 3, 2004 in connection with the incident, which were transferred to the criminal investigation department of police after 22 days.
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