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12:00 AM, September 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:18 AM, September 17, 2020

Rifat Murder Case: Court sets Sept 30 for verdict delivery

The verdict of much talked about Rifat Sharif murder case would be delivered on September 30.

Barguna District and Sessions Judge Asaduzzman declared the date yesterday noon after closing arguments for both plaintiff and prosecution of the case.

On the day, the verdict will be delivered for 10 adult accused of the case.

Fourteen more juvenile accused of case were undergoing trial at the children's court in the district.

Prosecutor Bhuban Chandra Haldar said, "As per the pre-arranged date, the rest of the arguments in the case were presented today [Wednesday]. The court set September 30 as the date of verdict after the argument finished."

On the other hand, the court kept Rifat's wife Ayesha Siddique Minni in the custody of her nominated lawyer.

Minni was handed over to lawyer Mahbubul Bari Aslam by the same court after her bail expired yesterday.

According to the court, after hearing the testimonies of 76 witnesses against 10 adult accused in the case, the court testified on behalf of one of the accused.

The concerned lawyers then presented arguments in the court for and against all the accused.

Meanwhile, Ayesha Siddique Minni appeared in the court with her father Mozammel Hossain Kishore around 9:00am due to the due date of the case.

Eight adult accused in the case were also produced before the court.

Rifat was killed in front of Barguna Government College on June 26 last year. On September 1 of that year, 24 people were charged of whom 10 were adults and 14 juveniles.

On January 1, the Barguna District and Sessions Judge's Court framed charges against 10 adult accused in the case.

The court then started taking testimonies against 10 adult accused from January 8. A total of 76 witnesses have testified in the case.

The adult accused in the Rifat murder case are Rakibul Hasan Rifat Faraji, Al Qaiyum alias Rabbi Akon, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy alias Tiktak Hridoy, Md Hasan, Md Musa, Ayesha Siddique Minni, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, Md Sagar and Kamrul Islam Simon.


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