A Dhaka court today granted about three months more to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to complete probe into the murder of Major General Abul Manzur.
Judge Khandakar Hasan Mohammad Firoz of the First Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court extended the time till October 9.
With this, the court has extended the time given for the investigation for the third time.
The judge came up with the order after the CID submitted a petition before the court seeking more time to complete the probe.
In his petition, investigation officer Abdul Kahar Akond, special superintendent of police of CID, said he had earlier investigated home and abroad and interrogated several people in connection with the case.
But he needs more time to complete the probe, he said.
Today was the last date for submitting the probe report as per the court’s April 22 order.
The same court on February 27 gave order for the additional investigation but the CID could not make any headway in around last two months.
Earlier on April 22, the court exempted former military dictator and prime accused of the case HM Ershad from personal appearance before the court until the further probe is completed.
Two other accused -- Maj (retd) Kazi Emdadul Haque and Lt Col (retd) Mostafa Kamaluddin Bhuiyan -- were present in the court.
Manzur, a sector commander of the Liberation War, was killed at Chittagong Cantonment on June 1, 1981, just two days into the assassination of the then president Ziaur Rahman.
The case has so far seen 22 judges since it was filed on August 28, 1995.