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Blogger Rajib murder case hearing deferred until January 21

Update : 20 Nov 2014, 08:31 PM

A Dhaka court yesterday deferred the charge framing hearing in the  Rajib Haider murder case to January 21, next year.

Dhaka Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Ruhul Amin deferred the hearing following a time petition from the defence counsel.

On October 14,  Dhaka’s Metropolitan Sessions Judge took the charges into cognisance, and transferred the case to the Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court.

The first charge framing session was scheduled on October 30.

Ahmed Rajib Haider, a blogger, an architect, and an activist of the Shahbagh Gonojagoron Mancha movement, was hacked to death in the capital’s Pallabi on February 15, 2013. Five alleged killers were arrested two weeks after the killing happened. Later, two more arrests were also made.

Earlier on January 28, detectives submitted a charge sheet against eight people to the Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate court.

According to the charge sheet, Mufti Jasimuddin, the chief of the militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, is the instigator, and Redwanul Azad Rana is the planner of the sensational murder.

Rana is on the run while Mufti Jasim and the other six – Md Faisal Bin Nayem alias Dweep, Maksudul Hasan alias Anik, Md Ehsan Reza alias Rumman, Nayem Sikdar alias Iraj, Nafis Imtiaz, and Sadman Yaseer Mahmud – are now in custody. All accused, except Mufti Jasim, used to be students of North South University.

On June 1, Sadman had been granted bail from the High Court; later, he was ordered to surrender, and sent to jail.

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