Blogger Avijit murder: Dhaka court defers testimony in absence of witnesses

Avijit Roy

A Dhaka court set up January 13 for the testimony in the murder case of writer and blogger Avijit Roy. 

The case would be testified at the court of Judge Mojibur Rahman of the Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal in Dhaka.

Avijit Roy was hacked and injured by terrorists near Suhrawardy Udyan in the TSC area of Dhaka University on February 26, 2015 at around 9:15pm.

He was declared dead-on-arrival at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) at 10:30 pm. On the same day, Avijit’s father, renowned educationist Ajay Roy, filed a murder case at the Shahbagh Police Station.

A charge sheet against the six was filed by Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari on March 13, 2019.

Total 34 people were made witnesses in the case. On April 11, 2019, Dhaka Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal Judge Majibur Rahman accepted the charge sheet against the six accused.

The accused are Maj (dismissed) Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque alias Zia, Mozammel Hussain alias Simon (organizational name Shahriar), Abu Siddique Sohail alias Shakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi.

Police investigation revealed that all of them were leaders of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

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