The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Sunday submitted a charge sheet against 17 people, including the prime accused local Awami League leader Ershad, in connection with Japan expatriate Rejaul Karim Raja murder case in Savar.
Ten other accused were exempted from the charges.
CID inspector Shamim Hasan Talukdar submitted the charge sheet after a long investigation.
The accused are - Ershadur Rahman Ershad, Md Sujon, Atabar alias Shipon, Israfil alias Isha, Md Ripon, Raju Ahmed alias Raju, Firoz Mia alias Rumu, Raihan, Akbar Ali, Majidur Rahman Majid, Nazrul Islam, Amir Hamza alias Hamza, Habibullah, Sirajul Islam alias Shiron, Shipon alias Shipa, Khokon and Atikur Rahman alias Jiban.
Rejaul initially received injury and later died at a local hospital after being attacked by Ershad and his aides with locally-made weapons on April 12 last year in Savar.
According to sources, there was a dispute between Rejaul and Ershad over land ownership.