The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) yesterday submitted a report on the progress of investigation into the murder of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, wife of former Superintendent of Police (SP) of Chattogram Babul Akter, before the High Court.
PBI's inspector and the case's investigation officer Santosh Kumar Chakma submitted the report to the HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman in line with its December 2, 2020 order.
Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi said the HC bench will hold hearing on the matter on February 4.
He, however, refused to disclose the contents of the progress report, saying that it is not a public property.
During hearing a bail petition of Motaleb Mia Wasim, an accused, the HC bench on December 2 wanted to know the progress of the investigation.
On that day, IO Chakma told the HC that the charge sheet of the case will be submitted to the trial court soon.
The same day, the HC refused to grant bail to Wasim and kept the petition stand over (waiting for hearing) for two months.
On June 5, 2016, Mitu was stabbed and shot dead when she was walking her son to his school bus stop at port city's GEC intersection.
After the murder, her husband Babul Akter filed a case against three unidentified men with Panchlaish Police Station.
Law enforcers reportedly arrested five persons -- Wasim, Anwar Hossain, Ehteshamul Haque alias Bhola, Md Shahjahan and Saidul Sikder Shakur.
Wasim and Anwar have given confessional statements before a court, implicating seven persons, including Musa, who, according to the two, directly took part in the killing.
Of the accused, Nurul Islam Rashed and Nur Nabi, whose names were mentioned by Anwar and Wasim, were killed in "gunfights" with police in July, 2016 in Chattogram, while Musa and another accused, Kalu, are still "on the run"