Avijit Roy murder: Charge sheet against 6 finalised

Sun Online Desk

18th February, 2019 02:28:57 printer

Avijit Roy murder: Charge sheet against 6 finalised

Police prepared a chargesheet accusing six people, including sacked Major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque, a suspected co-ordinator of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam and Shafiur Rahman Farabi, in a case filed over the murder of blogger Avijit Roy.


Monirul Islam, chief of counter terrorism and transnational crime unit, came up with the information at a press briefing at the media centre of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Monday.


He said that the chargesheet has been sent to the Home Ministry for approval.


After ministry’s approval, the chargesheet will be sent to the court.


The CTTC unit found involvement of 11 people in the killing mission. The unit arrested Mozammel Hossain Saimon, Sohel Rana and Arafat who gave confessional statement.


They confessed to police that led by Major Zia, a total 11 people took part in the killing mission. Among them, Mukul Rana was killed in a gunfight with Detective Branch of Police.


Besides, six others were excluded from the chargesheet as their names and addresses were not found.


Avijit Roy, son of noted physicist Ajoy Roy and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was hacked to death, and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya was injured as unidentified assailants attacked them with meat cleavers near TSC on the Dhaka University Campus on February 26, 2015.


Later, victim’s father filed a murder case with Shahbagh Police Station on February 27.