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12:00 AM, November 02, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:55 AM, November 02, 2019

Abrar murder charge sheet within a week

Police have made significant progress in preparing the charge sheet of Abrar Fahad murder case and are expecting to submit it within this week, Monirul Islam, additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has said.

He said two or three more people arrested in connection with the murder may be included in the charge sheet along with the 19 FIR-named accused as the law enforcers have found their involvement during investigation.          

The DMP additional commissioner made the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at a debate competition held at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation in the capital yesterday.

Asked whether police had faced any political pressure while preparing the charge sheet, he said they had clear directives to take action against all those involved in the murder directly or indirectly, regardless of their political identities.

Asked about the information that some of the accused were “drunk” during the murder incident, he said, “We didn’t find any of them drunk during investigation... Such claim will not hinder the charge sheet submission and delivery of justice,” he added.

Replying to a journalist’s query about police’s failure to rescue Abrar in time, Monirul said police didn’t have sufficient information while the incident was taking place.

Police just heard of a chaos and such incidents take place at the university dormitories more often than not, he said.

At the event, Monirul also said the murderers of Abrar were morally degraded and abused the platform of student politics for carrying out such a heinous crime.

Therefore, there is no scope to blame the student politics of a particular organisation for the murder of Abrar, he added.

Debate for Democracy, a non-government organisation familiar for arranging debate competitions, organised the competition with the topic: “Whether Student Politics is Responsible for Abrar’s Murder.”

Students of Tejgaon College and Govt Bangla College participated in the competition where the latter won by establishing their argument that student politics was to blame for the murder.

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