Ex-ASP gives deposition
A retired assistant superintendent of police (ASP) who was also the investigation officer (IO) of the Kamrul Islam Momin murder case gave his deposition before a Dhaka court yesterday.
But he was declared "hostile" by the prosecution, as he dropped the name of the then officer-in-charge (OC) of Motijheel Police Station, AKM Rafiqul Islam, from the charge sheet.
Judge Mohammad Rezaul Islam of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 recorded the statement of former ASP Abdus Sabur of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Sabur, in his deposition, said he took over the charge of investigation into the case on October 3, 2005. During the investigation, he recorded statements of 24 witnesses including the complainant of the case.
On May 13, 2007, he submitted the charge sheet against seven people dropping the name of Rafiqul Islam from it, as he did not find any "involvement" of Rafiqul in the incident.
But Advocate Syed Mizanur Rahman, counsel for the complainant, declared the witness hostile and cross-examined him on different sides. Momin, a student of Dhaka Commerce College, was killed in 2005.