A Dhaka court yesterday took cognisance of charges against 25 Buet students accused in Abrar Fahad murder case.
After scrutinising case dockets, Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka passed the order in presence of 22 accused.
The court also set January 30 for hearing on charge framing.
Meanwhile, the defence yesterday filed separate petitions, seeking bail for eight accused -- Mehedi Hasan Russel, Ifti Mosharraf Shokal, Mehedi Hasan Robein, Ishtiaq Ahmed Munna, Amit Saha, Muntasir Al Jemi, Akash Hossain and Morshed Amartya Islam.
The court, however, set the next scheduled date for hearing the bail petitions.
Three accused, Mustafa Rafid, Morsheduzzaman Jishan and Ehtashamul Rabbi Tanim, are on the run.
On October 7 last year, Abrar, a second-year student of Buet, was beaten to death by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League men in a dormitory.