Dhaka: A special court in Bangladesh on Thursday
set November 22 as the date to frame charges against 256
border guards of the hospital unit, accused of involvement in
last year`s BDR mutiny in which 57 Army officers were killed.
Outgoing BDR director general Maj Gen Mainul Islam, who
heads the panel of judges, set the date for November and
adjourned the court until then.
The special court-6, set up at the Darbar Hall at the
paramilitary force`s Pilkhana headquarters, began at around
10:30 am with all accused present and ended an hour later.
The court began proceedings on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Lt Col SMA Al Muyid said yesterday that four
doctors were killed during the mutiny and even female doctors
were not spared.
The bloody mutiny resulted in the massacre of 76
soldiers, 57 of them officers.
On November 15 last year, the government formed six
special courts, including two in Dhaka, to try about 3,500
border guards accused in 40 cases around the country.
The six special courts have been trying charges of
mutiny, loot and arson.
In the event of a conviction, the maximum penalty for
rebellion under the BDR Act is seven years in jail.
The Pilkhana murders will be tried separately in civilian