Dhaka Metropolitan Police submit charge sheet murder case of blogger Avijit Roy
12:00 AM, March 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:51 AM, March 15, 2019

Avijit Murder: Charge sheet against six

Names include sacked Maj Zia

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police yesterday pressed charges against six people in the sensational murder case of blogger Avijit Roy.

The accused include sacked major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque, a suspected coordinator of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam.

Monirul Islam, inspector of CTTC and also investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge sheet before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sorafuzzaman Ansari.

Besides, the investigation officer appealed for acquitting Sadek Ali alias Mithu and 14 others.

A total of 34 people will testify in the case before the court.

The court also fixed March 25 to hear whether it would take cognisance of the charges.

The five other accused are Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, Abu Siddiq Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi.

Of them, Zia and Akram are on the run.

Avijit Roy, son of noted physicist Ajoy Roy and founder of Mukto-Mona blog, was hacked to death, and his wife Rafida Afrin Banya injured as unidentified assailants attacked them with cleavers near TSC on the Dhaka University campus on February 26, 2015.

Victim's father filed a murder case with Shahbagh Police Station on February 27 of the year.

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