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Indictment hearing in Abrar murder case March 18

  • Published at 04:32 pm February 17th, 2020
Abrar Fahad
File photo: Candles lit at Buet Shaheed MInar on Wednesday evening in Memorium of Abrar Fahad, who was killed inside a dormitory of the university, during a demonstration on campus demanding justice Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Abrar's father filed a petition to transfer the case to a speedy trial tribunal

A Dhaka court has fixed March 18 to hold charge frame hearing in the murder case of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad.

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

The hearing on the charge framing in the case was set to be held on Monday, but the plaintiff pleaded for time, saying he would file a petition to transfer the case to a speedy trial tribunal. 

Therefore, he filed the petition later.

Dhaka Metropolitan Public Prosecutor Abdullah Abu said: “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."

Earlier on November 13, 2019, the court took charge sheets of 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 others played role in the crime one way or another. Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements before court.

Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering at Buet, was beaten mercilessly to death by leaders and activists of Chhatra League in Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the early hours of October 7. 

He was taken to a room in the residential hall around 8pm on October 6 and beaten brutally by the Chhatra League men late into the night.

Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed the murder case with Chawkbazar police station against 19 people, mostly leaders, and activists of Buet Chhatra League unit.

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