DHAKA, March 14, 2019 (BSS) – Police has submitted the charge-sheet against six operatives of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) including its fugitive leader sacked army Major Zia in blogger Avijit Roy murder case.
Inspector Mohammad Munirul Islam of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), who is also the investigative officer (IO) in the case, filed the charge-sheet before the court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sorafuzzaman Ansari yesterday.
The six accused are- main plotter Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque and alias Major Zia, 42, Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, Abu Siddiq Sohel alias Sakib, 34, Akram Hossain alias Abir, 30, Md Mukul Rana, Md Arafat Rahman, 24, and Shafiur Rahman Farabi, 29. Of them, Zia and Abir are still at large.
The IO also pleaded to acquit 15 including Sadek Ali alias Mithu from the case. The court set March 25 for holding further hearing in this trial.
Fugitives Major Zia and Abir were the masterminds of the killing while Farabi was charged for instigating the murder. Md Mukul Rana, who was involved in the killing, had died in a shootout with Detective Branch (DB) of police.
ABT men hacked Avijit, Bangladeshi-born US citizen, to death on Dhaka University campus when he along with his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya was returning from Amar Ekushey Book Fair on February 26, 2015. His wife Bonya suffered critically injuries in the attack.