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Abrar Murder: Speedy tribunal rejects bail to accused Zion

  • Published at 04:49 pm June 2nd, 2020
Abrar Fahad
File photo of Abrar Fahad Collected

Abrar was found dead on a staircase of Buet’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the early hours of October 7, 2019

Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 has scrapped a bail plea of Md Meftahul Islam Zion, an accused in the case lodged over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad.

Judge Abu Jafar Md Qamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 passed the order on Tuesday, after holding a virtual hearing on the plea, reports BSS.

Earlier on March 18, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court, which was holding the hearing in the case initially, transferred the case to Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1, two days after Public Security Division of Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification in this regard.

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on March 12 signed necessary documents to transfer the case to the speedy trial tribunal.

Earlier on November 13, 2019, the court took into cognizance the charge sheet in the case filed by Detective Branch (DB) of police against 25 accused.

The 25 accused are Mehedi Hasan Russel, Anik Sarker, Ifti Mosharraf Sakal, Md Mehedi Hasan Robin, Zion, 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, 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 a role in the crime one way or another. Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements before the court.

Abrar, 22, was found dead on a staircase of Buet’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the early hours of October 7, after he was taken to the dormitory’s Room No 2011 around 8pm on October 6 and beaten mercilessly by Chhatra League men late into the night.

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

Amid students’ protest, the university on October 11 banned all political activities on campus and suspended the 19 students accused in the case.

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