Six out of the eight accused have been arrested
The Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal has set August 22 for starting the hearing on charge framing against eight militants of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in a case lodged over murder of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan in 2016.
Judge Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal set the date on Monday as the court published advertisements in newspapers for two fugitives in the case to present themselves, a court official confirmed.
On March 19, the tribunal accepted the charge sheet filed in the case and issued an arrest warrant against fugitives -- former army major Syed Ziaul Haque, and Akram Hossain.
On November 15, Detective Branch Assistant Police Commissioner Fazlur Rahman, also the investigation officer of the case, filed the charge sheet against the eight accused.
The accused are: former army officer Ziaul Haque, and Moinul Hasan Shamim, Md Abdus Sabur, Khairul Islam, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, Md Sheikh Abdullah, and Akram Hossain alias Hasib.
Of the eight, six have been arrested already gave confessional statements regarding their involvement with the case.
Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Dipan was hacked to death in his Aziz Super Market office on November 31, 2016. His wife Rajia Rahman filed the case on that day with Shahbagh Police Station.