Indictment order against Prothom Alo editor among 10 Nov 12...

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Naimul Abrar death

Indictment order against Prothom Alo editor among 10 Nov 12

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:44 PM, 27 October 2020   Updated: 01:47 PM, 27 October 2020

Naimul Abrar in inset; File Photo

Naimul Abrar in inset; File Photo

A Dhaka court on Tuesday set November 12 to pass the order on charge framing against 10 people including the editor of Daily Prothom Alo Motiur Rahman in a case filed over the death of the Dhaka Residential Model College student Naimul Abrar Rahat.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh fixed the day for passing the order in the case, however, he adjourned the hearing till November 12 as the order has not yet been ready to be passed. 

Earlier on October 13, the court set today to pass the indictment order as counsel of the plaintiff Advocate Omar Faruk Asif concluded his part of the hearing on charge framing on that day. The defence also took part in a hearing on their plea to acquit eight accused including Motiur Rahman and Anisul Hoque from the case.

After hearing both the sides, the court had set today to pass the order on charge framing.

The court on October 1 had accepted the probe report in the case. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim on September 20 transferred the case to this court as it got ready to hold a trial.

The other nine accused are — Editor of Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, Anisul Hoque, Prothom Alo senior sub-editor Mohitul Alam, head of the event and activation Kabir Bakul, executives Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik and Jasim Uddin, Mosharraf Hossain, Sujon and Kamrul Hawlader, who were in charge of providing electricity supply for the function. 

The court on September 3 granted bail to Anisul Hoque, Mohitul Alam, Kabir Bakul, Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik in the case. It came up with the order as the accused surrendered before the court and pleaded for bail in the case.

The court had come up with that order a day after it directed the authorities concerned to attach the properties of those five accused.

Ninth-grader Naimul Abrar Rahat died after being electrocuted behind the stage at an event organized by the Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, at Dhaka Residential Model College ground on November 1, 2019. 

On November 6, 2019, Naimul’s father Mojibur Rahman filed the case with the court in this connection.

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