A Dhaka court today set October 27 to hold hearing on charge framing in a case lodged over the death of Dhaka Residential Model College student Naimul Abrar Rahat, against 10 people including the editor of daily Prothom Alo Motiur Rahman.
Today was fixed for holding hearing on charge framing in the case and Advocate Omar Faruk, counsel of the plaintiff, took part in the hearing as usual.
But the defence filed petitions to acquit eight accused including Motiur Rahman and Anisul Hoque from the case. After holding hearing on the matter, the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh set October 27 to pass order on the matter.
Earlier on October 1, the court set today to hold hearing on charge framing, accepting the probe report submitted in the case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim on September 20 transferred the case to this court as it got ready to hold trial.
The other nine accused are- Editor of Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, Anisul Hoque, Prothom Alo senior sub-editor Mohitul Alam, head of event and activation Kabir Bakul, executives Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik and Jasim Uddin, Mosharraf Hossain, Sujon and Kamrul Hawlader, who were in charge of providing electricity supply for the function.
The court on September 3 granted bail to Anisul Hoque, Mohitul Alam, Kabir Bakul, Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik in the case. It came up with the order as the accused surrendered before the court and pleaded for bail in the case.
The court had come up with that order a day after it directed the authorities concerned to attach the properties of those five accused.
Ninth grader Naimul Abrar Rahat died after being electrocuted behind the stage at an event organised by the Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, at Dhaka Residential Model College ground on November 1, 2019.
On November 6, 2019, Naimul's father Mojibur Rahman filed the case with the court in this connection.