A Dhaka court has indicted eight members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) including sacked army Major Syed Ziaul Haq in a case filed over the murder of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.
With the indictment, the trial proceedings of Faisal Arefin Dipan, publisher of Jagriti Prokashani, has already started.“Judge Majibur Rahman of Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal of Dhaka has indicted the accused today. The court also fixed November 18 for recording testimony of the case’s complainants,” Ruhul Amin, bench officer of the court, confirmed this to the Daily Sun on Sunday.
The name of other seven indicted are -- Moinul Hasan Shamim, 24, Md Abdus Sabur, 23, Khairul Islam, 24, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, 34, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, 25, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27, and Akram Hossain alias Hasib, 28.
Faisal Arefin Dipan, 43, was hacked to death at his office at Shahbagh in the capital on October 31, 2015.
His wife filed a case with Shahbagh Police Station accusing unknown persons following the murder.
Dipan was stabbed twice in the head and once in the neck with a machete, according to the autopsy report.