The High Court is set to hear on Monday a petition filed by 22 indicted accused in BUET student Abrar Fahad murder case expressing no confidence in the existing trial court.
The accused prayed for transferring the case from the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka, saying they "will not get justice" from the tribunal.Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman is currently trying the case.
Defence counsel Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury said the High Court will hold hearing on the petition tomorrow (Monday).
The accused contended that Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman on November 30 recorded statement of the 39th prosecution witness of the case and fixed December 3 for recording statement of the 40th witness.
On December 3, the judge of the tribunal recalled the statement earlier given by the 33rd witness who is a police officer. The judge allegedly did so without issuing any prior notice.
Besides, the public prosecutor had earlier posted a status on the issue on Facebook, he said.
Abrar Fahad, a second year student of electrical and electronic engineering (EEE) department of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was tortured and then killed by BUET's Chhatra League leaders inside BUET's Sher-e-Bangla Hall on October 7 last year.