A special Dhaka court yesterday accepted charges against eight accused in Faisal Arefin Dipan murder case.
After scrutinising case dockets, Judge Majibur Rahman passed the order against the accused -- all members of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam.
The tribunal also issued arrest warrants against two fugitives: sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haq and Akram Hossein alias Hasib, and directed police to submit a report on execution of the warrant by April 23.
Hearing on charge-framing will take place on the date, said Judge Majibur.
On November 15 last year, Assistant Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) Fazlur Rahman submitted the charge sheet to the chief metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka.
Jagriti Prokashani publisher Dipan was hacked to death at his Shahbagh office on October 31, 2015.