dHAKA, (The Daily Star):
Sixteen BDR members of the 7 Rifle Battalion at Nildumur in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira on Wednesday pleaded guilty in the mutiny case.
The confession of the border guards came while the trial of Satkhira mutiny case resumed in the day for the third consecutive day.
A three-member committee of the Special Court-1 headed by BDR Director General Maj Gen M Mainul Islam recorded the statement of one witness during Wednesday's trial.
The deposition of witnesses in the case began on Tuesday.
The court, which was set up at 41 rifles battalion headquarters in Satkhira, is expected to continue till 5:00pm.
The trial of the accused BDR members is being held under the BDR Act.
As per BDR law, the accused cross-examined the prosecution witnesses with the assistance of a BDR officer and a lawyer.
The court appointed advocate Zahid Hossain to assist the accused during the trial.
BDR, under its own law, is holding the trial of the mutiny while another trial will be held in the civil court in connection with the killing, looting, arson and other grievous offences that had taken place at the BDR headquarters.