Police submitted the charge sheet against six operatives of banned extremist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, including its fugitive leader sacked army major Zia, in blogger Avijit Roy murder case.
Inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Mohammad Munirul Islam, also the investigative officer in the case, filed the charge sheet before the court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sorafuzzaman Ansari on Wednesday.
The six accused were Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque and alias Major Zia, 42, Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, Abu Siddiq Sohel alias Sakib, 34, Akram Hossain alias Abir, 30, Md Mukul Rana, Md Arafat Rahman, 24, and Shafiur Rahman Farabi, 29.
Of them, Zia and Abir were absconding.
The investigation officer also pleaded to acquit 15 others, including Sadek Ali alias Mithu, from the case.
The court set March 25 for holding further hearing in this trial.
Fugitives Major Zia and Abir were the masterminds behind the killing while Farabi was charged for instigating the murder.
Md Mukul Rana, who was involved in the killing, died in a shootout with the Detective Branch.
Ansarullah Bangla Team members hacked Bangladeshi-born US citizen Avijit to death on the Dhaka University campus when his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya and he were leaving the Ekushey book fair on February 26, 2015.
His wife Bonya suffered critically injuries in the attack.
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