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Abrar murder: Court asks cops to publish ad asking 4 fugitives to appear

  • Published at 03:59 pm January 5th, 2020
Abrar Murder
The four fugitives: From left, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amartya Islam, Morsheduzzaman Jisan and Muztaba Rafid Collected

The other 21 charge-sheeted accused in the case are now in jail

A Dhaka court has ordered to publish notices in national daily newspaper asking four fugitives to appear in Abrar Fahad murder case before January 13.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Kaisarul Islam passed the order on Sunday after receiving an execution report of arrest warrant issued earlier against the accused four fugitives.

The fugitives accused are Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amartya Islam, and Muztaba Rafid.

However, the other 21 charge-sheeted accused in the case are now in jail.

Meanwhile, Moniruzaman Monir, submitted a petition to withdraw the confessional statement he gave earlier before a magistrate.

In his petition, Monir said he was forced to give the statement as he was on remand. The court, however, kept the petition into the case document.

On November 13, police submitted a charge sheet against 25 students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), most of them being the leaders and activists of  Bangladesh Chhatra League in Abrar murder case.

On November 18, a Dhaka court accepted the charge sheet, and issued warrants against four fugitives.

Abrar, a second year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Buet, was beaten to death inside the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the early hours of October 7.

Some Chhatra League leaders of the organization's Buet chapter have been accused of beating him to death for his alleged involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Abrar's father filed a murder case against 19 people at Chawkbazar police station on the day of the murder.