The death references of eight convicts in Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Foysal Arefin Dipon murder case have reached the High Court (HC) for approval of the verdict pronounced by Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal.
High Court Division special officer Mohammad Saifur Rahman confirmed it to BSS.
Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal Judge Md Mojibur Rahman handed down the verdict on February 10.
The death convicts are – sacked Army Major Syed 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.
Ziaul Haque and Akram Hossain are absconding since the beginning of the case.
The other six convicts earlier gave confessional statement in the case.
Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Dipon was hacked to death at his Aziz Super Market office on November 31, 2015.
His wife Rajia Rahman filed the case on that day with Shahbagh police station.
Investigation officer and detective branch assistant police commissioner Fazlur Rahman on November 15 in 2018, submitted the charge sheet against eight accused.
On March 19, 2019, the tribunal accepted the charge sheet.
The tribunal on October 13, 2019, framed charges against eight members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the case.