Three PP’s appointed to conduct Abrar murder trial

Sun Online Desk

25th March, 2020 09:43:39 printer

Three PP’s appointed to conduct Abrar murder trial

Solicitor wing of the Law and Justice Division on Wednesday appointed three public prosecutors (PPs) to conduct BUET student Abrar Fahad murder case at Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1.

Of the three, Advocate Mosharraf Hossain Kazal was made chief special public prosecutor, Advocate Ehsanul Haque Somaji and Advocate Md Abu Abdullah Bhuiyan were made special public prosecutors, a notification signed by Solicitor Runa Nahid Akter said.

The order will come into effect immediately.

The sensational case is now pending before Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1, as the court is scheduled to hold a hearing on charge framing in the case on April 6.

The tribunal on March 22 issued an arrest warrant against three fugitive accused. Judge Abu Jafar Md Qamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 passed the order, taking the case into cognizance.

The court issued an arrest warrant against Morsheduzzaman Jishan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim and Mostaba Rafid. Of the three, the names of Jishan and Tanim were there in the first information report (FIR).

Earlier on March 18, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court, which was holding a hearing in the case initially, transferred the case to Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1, two days after the Public Security Division of Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification in this regard.

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, 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.

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (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.