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Sagira Morshed murder: Next testimony Apr 13

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:23 PM, 28 March 2021  

Sagira Morshed; File Photo

Sagira Morshed; File Photo

A court in Dhaka today has fixed April 13 for the next testimony in the sensational Sagira Morshed murder case in the capital’s Siddheswari.  

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s court KM Imrul Kayes fixed the date on Sunday.

Additional Public Prosecutor (PP) of the concerned court Tapos Kumar Paul confirmed the matter.

On the day, The plaintiff in the case, Abdus Salam Chowdhury, was scheduled to be questioned. However, the accused were not produced from jail. Therefore, the court fixed April 13 for the next interrogation and testimony. 

Earlier on January 11, the plaintiff and Sagira Morshed’s husband Abdus Salam Chowdhury testified in court. With this, the testimony of this case was begun.

The accused in this case are - Sagira’s brother-in-law Dr Hasan Ali Chowdhury, his wife Sayedatul Mahmuda, Mahmuda’s brother Anas Mahmud alias Rezwan and contract killer Maruf Reza.

The court framed charges against four people, including Sagira Morshed’s brother-in-law on December 2 last year. With this, after 31 long years, the formal trial of this case begun after 31 long years.

Earlier on January 17, 2020, PBI inspector Rafiqul Islam filed a 1,309-page chargesheet against four people with the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s court. Then on March 9 of the same year, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes accepted the chargesheet.

On July 25, 1989, 34-year-old Sagira Morshed was gunned down by unidentified muggers in front of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in the capital’s Bailey Road. 

Sagira’s husband Abdus Salam Chowdhury filed the case on that day with Ramna Police Station against unidentified miscreants. A rickshaw puller present at the crime scene identified two of the killers, but police had filed the initial chargesheet against one.