The law ministry has appointed three lawyers, including a chief special public prosecutor, to conduct the trial of the much-talked-about murder case of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad.
The lawyers are: Chief Special Public Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajol, two special public prosecutors Ehsanul Haque Samaji and Abu Abdullah Bhuiyan.
Considering the importance of the case, the law ministry on July 2 appointed the three-member panel to conduct the trial of the case -- now pending with the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka -- smoothly.
Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of Buet, died after he was brutally beaten by some Bangladesh Chhatra League men at Sher-e-Bangla hall of the university in the early hours of October 7, 2019.
Later, his father filed a case with Chawkbazar Police Station against 19 Buet BCL leaders.
Amid protest on the campus, the Buet authorities on October 11 last year, banned all political activities on the campus and suspended 19 students, mostly leaders of the university's BCL unit who have been made accused in Abrar killing case.
On November 13 last year, detectives submitted a 105-page charge sheet against 25 Buet students in connection with the murder case.
Of them, 22 accused were earlier arrested and they were remanded several times. During the investigation, eight of the accused including Zion gave confessional statements to magistrates on different dates.
Three of the accused have been absconding since the incident.