Fresh charge sheet against Jubo Dal leader, 8 others
Investigation authorities yesterday pressed charges again against nine accused including Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal central forest and environment secretary Modasserul Haque Huda in sensational Azibar Rahman murder case.
On April 26 last year, Sub-inspector (SI) Akhtaruzzaman of Sadar Police Station who was made the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted charge sheet against the same nine accused before the First Class Magistrate's Court at Satkhira.
But the court had rejected the charge sheet as the complainant submitted a 'naraji' petition.
As per the court order, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Din Mohammad of Sadar circle was made the IO, who submitted the fresh charge sheet against the same accused yesterday.
According to the prosecution, the accused abducted Azibar Rahman, Kashem, Khokon and Hasan from their houses at village Matiadanga in Sadar upazila on January 5 last year and tortured them at a Khariadanga shrimp enclosure, leaving Azibar Rahman dead and the three others seriously injured.
Azibar's wife Mariam Begum filed a case with Sadar Police Station on January 26 accusing 12 people including Modasserul Haque Huda, who is also chairman of Dhulihar union parishad in Sadar upazila and UP member Aminur Rahman for killing her husband.
After SI Akhtaruzzaman, the IO of the case, submitted charge sheet against nine accused before the First Class Magistrate's Court at Satkhira on April 26, complainant Mariam Begum filed a 'naraji' petition before the court as names of three other FIR-listed accused were dropped from the charge sheet.
Magistrate Hemayet Hossain accepted the 'naraji' petition and asked the investigation authorities to reinvestigate the murder case by a police officer not below the rank of an ASP on July 27 last year.
On March 27 last year, all the accused had surrendered before the court with prayers for bail, but they were sent to jail as the court rejected their bail petitions.
The accused are now on bail granted by the High Court, sources said.