This Star file photo taken on October 9, 2013 shows police tapes cordoning off the burnt room of the madrasa after an explosion took place inside it.
Hefajat-e Islam leader Mufti Izharul Islam Chowdhury, his son and seven others were indicted today for a deadly bomb blast at a Chittagong madrasa last year.
Judge SM Mojibur Rahman of Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court in the port city also fixed April 28 for the next hearing, reports our Chittagong correspondent.
Except Hefajat Nayeb-e-ameer Izharul, the rest of the accused including his son Harun bin Izhar Chowdhury were in the dock during the hearing.
The case was filed under the explosive substances act against Izharul, the founder principal of the madrasa, showing him as a prime accused of the bomb blast incident.
Izharul is now on hiding.
Mufti Izharul Islam Chowdhury (L) and his son Harun bin Izhar Chowdhury
Three people including two students were killed and several others injured in the explosion at four-storey dormitory of Jamiatul Ulum Al Islamia Madrasa in Lalkhan Bazar of Chittagong on October 7, 2013.
On February 10, investigation officer Md Lokman, also sub-inspector of Khulshi Police Station, submitted the charge-sheet before another Chittagong court.
The law enforcers also filed two more cases – one for killing and the other for preserving acid in the madrasa premises.