Hearing of Abhijit murder case adjourned till October 28

Sun Online Desk

16th October, 2019 05:36:28 printer

Hearing of Abhijit murder case adjourned till October 28

A special tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday adjourned till October 28 the hearing of a case lodged over the murder of blogger and writer Abhijit Roy.

Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal passed the order allowing a time plea from the prosecution as no witnesses turned up before the court to testify.

The tribunal on August 1, 2019, framed charges against six militants including sacked army Major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque in the case.

The accused in the case are sacked Major Zia, Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, Abu Siddique Sohel, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md Mukul Rana, Md Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi. All of them are leaders of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

Of the six accused, sacked army Major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque alias Zia and Akram Hossain alias Abir are yet to be arrested and arrest warrant issued against them on April 11.

The tribunal on April 11 accepted charge sheet filed against the six in the case and dropped name of 15 from the list of accused.

Investigation officer (IO) of the case and inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Monirul Islam on March 13 filed the charge sheet before the court.

ABT men hacked Avijit to death on Dhaka University campus when he along with his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya was returning from the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on February 26 of 2015. His wife Bonya suffered critical injuries in the attack.