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BUET student Abrar’s murder charge hearing Sep 9

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:10 PM, 2 September 2020  

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The court has fixed September 9 for re-hearing of charges against 25 accused in the murder case of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad Rabbi.  

Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Judge Abu Zafar Md. Kamruzzaman’s court passed the order on Wednesday. 

State Public Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajol informed this. 

At the hearing, the state lawyer said, “The case was sensational. We are appealing to form charges against the accused under Section 302 of the Penal Code. The lawsuit has enough material to form a complaint. I will appeal to the court to ensure that justice is established as per the law.”

On January 13, the case was transferred to the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court for trial by the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. The Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court then ordered to send the case to the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1.

On November 13 last year, Wahiduzzaman, an inspector of the Detective Branch (DB) and investigating officer of the case, filed a chargesheet against 25 people with the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court. Preliminary evidence has been found that 19 of the 25 accused in the chargesheet were involved in the case and 6 more were involved on the basis of evidence.

Besides, 17 out of 19 accused have been arrested and a total of 22 accused including five out of six accused have been arrested. There are three fugitives. A total of 60 people have been called as witnesses in the case and 21 evidence and eight seizure lists have been submitted to the court.

The accused are — Mehedi Hasan Russell, former General Secretary of BUET Branch of BCL, Muhtamim Fouad, Ex-Joint General Secretary, Anik Sarkar alias Apu, Mehedi Hasan Robin alias Shant, Amit Saha, Ifti, Musharraf Sakal, Meftahul Islam Zion, Ishtiaq Ahmed Munna, Muntasir Al Jemi, Khandaker Tabakhkharul Islam Tanvir, Mujahidur Rahman, Moniruzzaman Monir, Akash Hossain, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Majed Rahman, Majed Rahman Abu Hurairah, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Abrar's roommate Mizanur Rahman, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, Morshed Amatya Islam, SM Mahmud Setu, Muhammad Morshed-uz-Zaman Mandal alias Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi alias Tanim and Mujtaba Rafid.

The first 22 of the accused are in jail and three are fugitives. In addition, eight people have given confessional statements in court.

It may be mentioned that on the night of October 6, 2019, Abrar Fahad was rescued from the stairs of the second floor of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of BUET. He was later taken to Dhaka Medical College (DMC) Hospital where doctors declared him dead. 

Abrar's father Barkatullah filed a murder case with the Chawkbazar police station over the incident. On November 13 last year, DB police inspector (unarmed) Wahiduzzaman, the investigating officer in the case, filed a chargesheet against 25 people.