Court accepts charge sheetCourt accepts charge sheetCourt Correspondent
A judicial magistrate’s court in Dhak aon Wednesday took cognisance of the the charge sheet in the Aminbazar killing case and issued an warrants for the arrest of 36 fugitives.
Eleven of the 60 people accused in the case are now in jail and 13 others are remanded on bail.
The court also issued warrants for the arrest of three of the accused who were remanded on bail but did not appear in court on Wednesday. The three are Saddam Hossain, Rajib Hossain, Rahim also known as Hat Kata Rahim.
Additional chief judicial magistrate Shahidul Islam also posted for February 27 the submission of the report on the arrest of the fugitives.
The counsel of the accused filed a petition with the court saying that the investigation officer had not included in the charge sheet the people named in the first information report to have planned the killing.
The investigation officer dropped three of the people named in the first information report — Asgar Ali, Abu Sayed, and Alauddin — from the charge sheet. He sought inclusion of the three in the charge sheet after further investigation so that justice was not hampered.
The special public prosecutor, Anwarul Kabir Babul, opposed the petition saying that the case had been investigated by the police, the Criminal Investigation Department and the Rapid Action Battalion. He said that the counsel of the accused was trying to delay justice.
Nine of the accused were remanded on bail but six of them surrendered in court seeking further extension to their bail period.
The counsel of Saddam, Rahim and Rajib sought extension to their bail period as they could not appear in court because they were ill. The court rejected the prayer and issued warrants for arrest.
Bangladesh University of Business and Technology student Sitaf Jabi Munib, Maple Leaf International School student Shams Rahim Shamam, Tejgaon College student Tipu Sultan and Towhidur Rahman Palash, Kamruzzaman Kanto and Ibrahim Khalil, students of Mirpur Bangla College were beaten to death by a group of young people at Aminbazar of Savar early July 18, 2012.
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