Abrar murder case to be moved to Speedy Trial Tribunal

Abrar Fahad. Photo: Collected/File

The government has decided to transfer Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case from Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's court to the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka to finish trial proceedings quickly.

The decision was taken under Section 6 of the Speedy Trial Tribunal Act, 2002 following a request made by Abrar's family for quick trial of the murder case.

Abrar's family met the law minister and requested him to transfer the case to a Speedy Trial Tribunal, a law ministry official told The Daily Star today.   

After the decision, Law Minister Anisul Huq today approved the relevant file regarding the transfer of the case.

Abrar, a second-year student at electrical and electronic engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), was beaten to death at Sher-e-Bangla Hall on October 7 last year.