Fahad murder case
Hearing on charge framing deferred
Court Correspondent :
The Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka yesterday (Monday) fixed March 18 for hearing on charge framing in the sensational Abrar Fahad murder case.
Judge KM Imrul Qayes of the court passed the order, granting a time plea from complainant Abrar's father Barkat Ullah.
Earlier, on January 30, Monday was fixed for hearing on the charge framing in the case, but the complainant pleaded for time, saying that he would file a petition to transfer the case to a speedy trial tribunal of Dhaka. Thereafter, he filed the petition.
"Abrar's father yesterday pleaded to transfer the case to a speedy trial tribunal. We are hoping that Ministry would soon issue a gazette notification for transferring the case," Dhaka metropolitan public prosecutor Abdullah Abu told newsmen.
Earlier on November 13, last year, the court took the charge sheet of the case filed by Detective Branch (DB) of police against 25 accused, into cognizance.
The 25 accused people are- Mehedi Hasan Russel, Anik Sarker, Ifti Mosharraf Sakal, Md Mehedi Hasan Robin, Md Meftahul Islam Jeon,
Muntassir Alam Jemmy, Khandaker Tabakkharul Islam Tanvir, Md Muzahidur Rahman, Muhtasim Fuad, Md Moniruzzaman Monir, Md Akash Hossain, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Md Mazedul Islam, Shamim Billah, Moaj Abu Hurayra and ASM Nazmus Sadat, Istiak Ahammed Munna, Amit Saha, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, SM Mahmud Setu, Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amatya Islam and Mostaba Rafid.
According to the police, of the 25 accused, 11 took part in the gruesome murder directly and the other played role in the crime in one way or other. Of those arrested, eight made confessional statements in the respective courts.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, BUET students and the varsity authorities found seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on first-floor stairs of Sher-e-Bangla Hall and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared him dead at around 6.30 am on October 7, last year. Abrar Fahad, 21, a second year student of BUET was beaten to death reportedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university.
Abrar's father filed the case with Chawkbazar Police Station of the capital against 19 people.