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08:03 PM, February 28, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:05 PM, February 28, 2021

Avijit murder case: Death reference reaches High Court

The death reference (lower court documents) of blogger-writer Avijit Roy murder case, in which five militants were sentenced to death, has reached the High Court.

Officials concerned of the trial court brought the documents to the HC on February 25, Supreme Court spokesman Mohammad Saifur Rahman told The Daily Star today.

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He said the death reference section of the HC will now scrutinise the documents and then will prepare the paper book for hearing the case.

After the paper book is prepared, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain may assign a HC bench for its hearing, he added.

A Dhaka tribunal on February 16 sentenced five members of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam to death and another to life in jail for killing blogger-writer Avijit Roy in February 2015.

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