Zubair murder hearing deferred for sixth time

Zubair murder hearing deferred for sixth time

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A Dhaka court once again deferred the recording of the depositions of witnesses in the sensational Zubair murder case for the sixth time on Thursday.
Judge ABM Nijamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 of Dhaka deferred the hearing on the six consecutive dates and fixed May 28 as no witness was found present in his courtroom Thursday.The court so far recorded the depositions of 19 witnesses. It has been learnt that the testifying of the witnesses is being interrupted as important witness Nitol is yet to be produced to the court to record his depositions. In the similar circumstances, the court deferred recording of depositions on April 20, 27, May 5 and 8.
On April 2, Associate Professor Kabirul Basher, who is a member of the university authority formed inquiry committee, testified in the case.
However, February 23, four accused, all former Chhatra League activists just sneaked out of the courtroom. They are Khandaker Ashiqul Islam alias Ashiq, Khan Mohammad Rais, Ishtiaq Mehbub Arup and Mahbub Akram.
Zubair Ahmed, 23, a 37th batch student at the Department of English and activist of Chhatra League Jahangirnagar University unit, died at United Hospital in the capital on January 9, 2012, hours after his abduction and tortures on the campus by his political opponents on January 8.
The Investigation Officer of the case submitted the charge sheet of the case on April 8 last year against 13 students of the university’s 37th batch. – Court Correspondent
Charge-sheet against Fakhrul, 28 other BNP leaders
A charge sheet against 29 BNP leaders including the party’s Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was submitted to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Thursday.
Sub-Inspector Ashfaque Rajib Hasan of Ramna Police Station filed the case on the charges of vandalism, arson and explosion on March 2 of last year.
Magistrate Anwar Sadat of Dhaka CMM Court received the charge sheet and earlier, Detective Branch (DB) Inspector Fazlur Rahman submitted the charge sheet on Wednesday.
Among other BNP leaders- Mirza Abbas, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Gayeswar Chandra Roy, Abdullah Al Noman, Amanullah Aman, Sultan Salauddin Tuku and Shahiduddin Chowdhuty Aney are accused of the case.
The case statement says that there were arson and torching of vehicles from Shantibagh to Malibagh cross- section under Ramna Police Station on March 2 last year. – Court Correspondent

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