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Prosecution demands maximum punishment for the accused in Dipon murder trial

  • Published at 11:33 pm January 17th, 2021
Foysal Arefin Dipon
File photo of Foysal Arefin Dipon Collected

Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Foysal Arefin Dipon was murdered on  November 31, 2016

The prosecution in the murder case of Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Foysal Arefin Dipon pleaded for the maximum punishment for all eight of the accused in the case, reports BSS. 

The main lawyer in the prosecution, lawyer Golam Sarwar Jakir made the demand during his closing arguments. 

After the closing arguments proceeded, the defence pleaded their arguments. At the end of the proceedings today, Judge Md Mojibur Rahman postponed the hearing to tomorrow. 23 witnesses out of a total 26 witnesses have testified in the duration of the case. 


Also Read - 8 Ansar al-Islam men indicted in Dipan murder case


The tribunal that took place on October 13, 2019, charged eight members of the banned Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). The accused include Army Major Ziaul Haque, 50, Moinul Hasan Shamim, 24, Md Abdus Sabur, 23, Khairul Islam, 24, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, 34, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, 25, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27, and Akram Hossain alias Hasib, 28. Six of the accused have submitted confessional statements. 

Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Foysal Arefin Dipon was murdered on the November 31, 2016. His wife Rajia Rahman filed the initial case at Shahbagh police station.

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