Charges framed against Major Zia, 5 others in Avijit murder case

Sun Online Desk

14th March, 2019 08:43:14 printer

Charges framed against Major Zia, 5 others in Avijit murder case

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Thursday pressed charges against six people in the blogger Avijit Roy murder case.


They are-- sacked Major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque, a suspected coordinator of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, Abu Siddiq Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi, reports UNB.


Monirul Islam, inspector of CTTC and also investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge-sheet before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sorafuzzaman Ansari.


Besides, the investigation officer appealed for acquitting Sadek Ali alias Mithu and 14 others.


A total 34 people will testify in the case before the court.


The court also fixed March 25 to hear whether it will take cognisance of the charges.


Among the accused, Zia and Akram have been on the run.


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


Victim's father filed a murder case with Shahbagh Police Station on February 27 of the year.