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15 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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AVIJIT MURDER CASE

Police submits chargesheet against 6

Staff Reporter, Dhaka
Police submits chargesheet against 6

Police yesterday submitted the charge sheet in Avijit murder case to the court accusing six people including mastermind sacked army major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque Zia. The six accused are- main plotter 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 are still at large. The operatives are the member of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). Inspector Mohammad Munirul Islam of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), who is also the investigative officer (IO) in the case, filed the charge sheet before the court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sorafuzzaman Ansari yesterday. The IO also pleaded to acquit 15 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 of the killing while Farabi was charged for instigating the murder. Md Mukul Rana, who was involved in the killing, had died in a shootout with Detective Branch (DB) of police. Avijit Roy, son of noted physicist Ajoy Roy and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was hacked to death, and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya injured as unidentified assailants attacked them with cleavers near TSC on the Dhaka University campus on February 26, 2015.

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