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12:00 AM, November 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, November 21, 2019

Rifat Murder Case: Next hearing Nov 28

A Barguna court yesterday fixed November 28 for hearing on charge framing against 10 accused in the much-talked-about Rifat Sharif murder case.

Barguna District and Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman of the court fixed the date after ending hearing from both state and defense sides.

Earlier on Monday, Barguna juvenile court fixed January 8 for hearing on charge framing against 14 accused in the same case.

During the hearing, the court also rejected bail prayers of Al Kaiyum alias Rabbi Akon and Mohiminul Sifat and asked the authority to send all the accused to Barguna jail, Mojibur Haq Kislu, lawyer of the plaintiff, said.

Aysha Siddika Minni, wife of slain Rifat Sharif, came to the court with her father while police brought other accused to the court from Barguna jail.

Then the court fixed the date November 28 for framing on charge against the 10 accused in the case, the lawyer said.

The 10 accused are Rakibul Hasan Rifat Faraje, 23, Al Kaiyum alias Rabbi Akon, 21, Mohiminul Sifat, 19, Rejwan Ali Khan alias Tiktok Hridoy, 22, Md Hasan, 19, Md Musa, 22, Aysha Siddika Minni, 19, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, 20, Md Sagor, 19, and Kamrul Islam Saimun, 21.

Of all the accused in the murder case, the 14 are now in Jashore juvenile correction centre, eight in Barguna jail and Aysha Siddika Minni is now on bail while accused Musa still is absconding and court already issued arrest warrant against him.

On June 26, Rifat Sharif, 25, an internet service provider, was hacked to death in broad daylight in front of his wife Minni in Barguna town.

In a CCTV footage, Minni was seen screaming and trying to save her husband from the attackers.

Police arrested Minni on July 16. The following day, a Barguna court placed her on a five-day remand. Three days later, the court recorded her statement under section 164.

On August 29, the High Court granted bail to Minni on conditions that she cannot talk to media and she will remain in her father’s custody.

On September 1, police pressed charges against Minni and 23 others for their alleged involvement in the murder of Rifat Sharif.

The name of the prime accused Sabbir Hossain Nayan alias Nayan Bond has been excluded from the charges as he was killed in a “gunfight” on July 2, six days after the murder.

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