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Court to pronounce verdict in Dipon murder case on February 10

| Updated: January 25, 2021 14:01:07


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Court to pronounce verdict in Dipon murder case on February 10

A Dhaka court has set February 10 to pronounce its judgement in the case lodged over the murder of Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Foysal Arefin Dipon.

Judge Md Mojibur Rahman fixed the date at the end of the case proceedings on Sunday, reports BSS.

Earlier, 23 witnesses out of the total 26 have testified in the case.

Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Dipon was hacked to death at his Aziz Super Market office in Shahbagh area of Dhaka on November 31, 2016.

His wife Rajia Rahman filed the case on that day with Shahbagh police station.

Investigation officer and detective branch’s assistant police commissioner Fazlur Rahman submitted the charge sheet against eight accused on November 15 in 2018.

On March 19, 2019, the tribunal accepted the charge sheet filed in the case and issued arrest warrant against fugitive accused ABT leaders, sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haque and Akram Hossain.

The tribunal on October 13, 2019, framed charges against eight members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the case.

The accused are sacked Army Major Ziaul Haque, 50, Moinul Hasan Shamim, 24, Md Abdus Sabur, 23, Khairul Islam, 24, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, 34, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, 25, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27, and Akram Hossain alias Hasib, 28.

Among the eight, six already have given confessional statements in the case.

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