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Prosecution wants maximum punishment for accused in Dipon murder

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:59 PM, 17 January 2021  

Prosecution wants maximum punishment for accused in Dipon murder

Prosecution wants maximum punishment for accused in Dipon murder

The prosecution in the case lodged over the murder of Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Foysal Arefin Dipon today pleaded for maximum punishment for all the eight accused in the case.

Prosecution lawyer Golam Sarwar Jakir made the plea in his closing arguments before an anti-terror tribunal that holding the trial over the murder.

After the end of prosecution closing arguments, the defence started placing their parts of arguments and at the end of today’s proceedings, Judge Md Mojibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-Terror Tribunal adjourned the hearing till tomorrow.

Earlier, 23 witnesses out of the total 26 have testified in the case.

The tribunal on October 13, 2019, framed charges against eight members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the case.

Earlier on March 19, 2019, the tribunal accepted the charge sheet filed in the case and issued arrest warrants against fugitive accused ABT leaders, sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haque and Akram Hossain.

Investigation officer and detective branch assistant police commissioner Fazlur Rahman on November 15 in 2018, submitted the charge sheet against the eight accused.

The accused are sacked Army Major Ziaul Haque, 50, Moinul Hasan Shamim, 24, Md Abdus Sabur, 23, Khairul Islam, 24, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, 34, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, 25, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27, and Akram Hossain alias Hasib, 28.

Of the eight, six already have given confessional statements in the case.

Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Dipon was hacked to death at his Aziz Super Market office on November 31, 2016. His wife Rajia Rahman filed the case on that day with Shahbagh police station.

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