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Charge hearing over death of Naimul Abrar Oct 13

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Court Correspondent :
The Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka yesterday fixed October 13for charge hearing in a case filed over the death of  Dhaka's Residential Model College student Naimul Abrar Rahat against 10 people including Motiur Rahman, the editor of the Prothom Alo.
Judge KM Imrul Qayesh of the court fixed the date on Thursday after taking the probe report into cognizance, defence counsel Prashant Kumar Karmakar told newsmen.
Earlier, on September 20, Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim transferred
the case to this court as it got ready for trial process.
The other nine accused are- Editor of Kishor Alo- a publication of the Prothom Alo, Anisul Hoque, Prothom Alo Senior Sub-Editor Mohitul Alam, head of event and activation Kabir Bakul, executives Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik and Jasim Uddin, Mosharraf Hossain, Sujon and Kamrul Hawlader, who were in charge of providing electricity for the function.
On September 3, the court granted bail to Anisul Hoque, Mohitul Alam, Kabir, Bakul, Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik in the case. It came up with the order as the accused surrendered in the court and pleaded for bail.
The court had come up with that order a day after it directed the authorities concerned to attach the properties of those five accused. At present, all the 10 accused are on bail.
Ninth grader Naimul Abrar Rahat died after being electrocuted behind the stage at an event organised by the Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, at Dhaka Residential Model College ground on November 1, 2019.
On November 6, 2019, Naimul's father Mojibur Rahman filed the case with the court in this connection.

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