Arguments in Humayun Azad murder case Jan 18...

Dhaka, Tuesday   19 January 2021

Arguments in Humayun Azad murder case Jan 18

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:04 PM, 14 January 2021   Updated: 06:02 PM, 14 January 2021

Professor Dr Humayun Azad

Professor Dr Humayun Azad

A Dhaka court on Thursday fixed January 18 for placing arguments by the prosecution in a case lodged over the murder of prominent writer and Dhaka University Professor Dr Humayun Azad. 

Dhaka 4th additional metropolitan sessions judge Maksuda Pervin set the date as the defence concluded placing statements on self-defence. 

Today was set to start placing arguments in the case. But proceedings of the court was adjourned at the death of Khandaker Abdul Mannan, the public prosecutor of the Dhaka District and Sessions Judge's Court and former president of the Dhaka Bar Association. 

Professor c was hacked by miscreants in Dhaka University area on February 27, 2004, when he was returning from Amar Ekushey Book Fair. 

On the next day, his brother Monjur Kabir filed a case over attempt to murder with Ramna Police Station.

After the attack, Prof the next day took treatment in CMH here, and Bangkok, Thailand. He later died on August 12, 2004, as he was undergoing treatment in Germany. The case later turned into a murder case with his death. 

On April 30, 2012, CID inspector and investigation officer Lutfur Rahman filed charge sheet against five JMB militants - Mizanur Rahman alias Minhaz, Anwar Alam alias Bhagne Shahid, Salehin alias Salauddin, Hafiz Mahmud and Nur Mohammad alias Sabu.

Of the five, Minhaz and Anwar are in jail and already gave confessional statements. A total of 41 witnesses including the investigation officer have testified in the case.