Indictment hearing in Abrar killing case March 18

Sun Online Desk

17th February, 2020 12:41:53 printer

Indictment hearing in Abrar killing case March 18

A Dhaka court today set March 18 to hold hearing on charge framing in sensational Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad murder case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes passed the order, allowing a time plea from plaintiff Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah.

Today was fixed for holding hearing on the charge framing in the case, but the plaintiff pleaded for time, saying he would file a petition to transfer the case to a speedy trial tribunal. Later he filed the petition.

“Abrar’s father today pleaded to transfer the case to a speedy trial tribunal. We are hoping that ministry would soon issue a gazette notification for transferring the case,” Dhaka metropolitan public prosecutor Abdullah Abu told BSS.

Earlier on November 13, 2019, the court took charge sheet in the case filed by Detective branch (DB) of police against 25 accused, into cognizance.

The 25 accused are – Mehedi Hasan Russel, Anik Sarker, Ifti Mosharraf Sakal, Md Mehedi Hasan Robin, Md Meftahul Islam Jeon, Muntassir Alam Jemmy, Khandaker Tabakkharul Islam Tanvir, Md Muzahidur Rahman, Muhtasim Fuad, Md Moniruzzaman Monir, Md Akash Hossain, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Md Mazedul Islam, Shamim Billah, Moaj Abu Hurayra and ASM Nazmus Sadat, Istiak Ahammed Munna, Amit Saha, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, SM Mahmud Setu, Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amatya Islam and Mostaba Rafid.

According to the police, of the 25 accused, 11 took part in the gruesome murder directly and the other played role in the crime one way or another. Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements before court.

BUET students and the varsity authorities found seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on first-floor stairs of Sher-e-Bangla Hall and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared him dead at around 6.30 am on October 7, 2019.

Abrar’s father filed the case with Chawkbazar Police Station against 19.