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Avijit Roy murder: Next court hearing fixed on February 3

  • Published at 05:02 pm January 27th, 2021
Avijit Roy
File photo of online activist, writer and blogger Avijit Roy Collected

The blogger and writer was hacked to death by extremists in Dhaka on February 26, 2015

A next court hearing on the murder case of blogger and writer Avijit Roy has been fixed on February 3.

Judge Mujibur Rahman of Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal set the date on Wednesday as one of the accused, Rahman Farabi, pleaded to be not guilty.

According to the details of the case, Avijit Roy was hacked by extremists near Suhrawardy Udyan in the TSC area of Dhaka University at around 9:30pm on February 26, 2015.

He was immediately rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where he died at about 10:30pm.

On February 27, 2015, Avijitt’s father, prominent educationist Ajay Roy, filed a murder case with Shahbagh police station.

On March 13, 2019, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari filed a chargesheet against six people.

On April 11, 2019, Dhaka Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal Judge Mujibur Rahman accepted the chargesheet against the six accused.

On August 1, the judge of the Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal in Dhaka ordered to start the trial by framing charges against the accused.

The accused are Major (sacked) Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque alias Zia, Mozammel Hussain alias Simon, Abu Siddique Sohail alias Shakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md. Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi.

All of them are leaders of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

Major Zia and Akram Hossain have been on run.

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