Hearing on Abhijit murder case Feb 3

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published at 11:57pm on January 27, 2021

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Abhijit Roy

A Dhaka Court fixed February 3 for hearing of the murder case of blogger and writer Abhijit Roy.

Judge Mujibur Rahman of the Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal on Wednesday set the date as accused Rahman Farabi pleaded not guilty.

According to the case, Abhijit Roy was hacked by extremists near Suhrawardy Udyan in the TSC area of Dhaka University at about 9:30pm on February 26, 2015.

He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he died at about 10:30pm.

On February 27, Abhijit’s father, prominent educationist Ajay Roy, filed a murder case with Shahbagh police station.

On March 13, 2019, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari filed a charge sheet against six people.

On April 11, 2019, Dhaka special anti-terrorism tribunal judge Mujibur Rahman accepted the charge sheet against the six accused.

On August 1, the judge of the special anti-terrorism tribunal in Dhaka ordered to start the trial by framing charges against the accused.

The accused are Major (dismissed) Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque alias Zia, Mozammel Hussain alias Simon, Abu Siddique Sohail alias Shakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md. Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi.

All of them are leaders of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team.

Major Zia and Akram Hossain have been absconding.