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2 more testify in blogger Avijit murder case

  • Published at 05:08 pm November 18th, 2020
Avijit Roy
Online activist, Writer and Blogger Avijit Roy Collected

So far, a total of 24 witnesses have testified in the case

Two more persons on Wednesday testified in the case lodged over the murder of blogger and writer Avijit Roy.

Nur Mohammad Talukder and Syed Abul Kalam testified in the court of Judge Majibur Rahman of the Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal here.

They were then cross-examined by the defence lawyer. The court fixed November 25 for the next testimony.

A total of 24 witnesses have testified so far in the case.

According to the case statement, blogger and writer Avijit Roy was hacked and injured by terrorists near Suhrawardy Udyan in the TSC area of Dhaka University on February 26, 2015 at around 9:15pm.

Also Read - Blogger Avijit murder case: Charge sheet submitted against Major Zia, 5 others

He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he died at around 10:30pm

On February 26, Avijit’s father, prominent educationist Ajay Roy, filed a murder case with the Shahbagh police station.

On March 13, 2019, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari filed a charge sheet against the six in the court. Thirty-four people were made witnesses in the case

On April 11, 2019, Dhaka Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal Judge Majibur Rahman accepted the charge sheet against the six accused.

On August 1, the judge of the special anti-terrorism tribunal in Dhaka ordered to start the trial by forming charges against the accused.

The accused in the case are- Major (dismissed) Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque alias Zia, Mozammel Hussain alias Simon (organizational name Shahriar), Abu Siddique Sohail alias Shakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md. Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi.

All of them are leaders of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

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