Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 today started holding hearing of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad murder case and issued warrant to arrest three fugitives accused in the case.
The court also set April 6 to hold hearing on charge framing in the case.
Judge Abu Jafar Md Qamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 passed the order, taking the case into cognizance.
The court issued arrest warrant against Morsheduzzaman Jishan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim and Mostaba Rafid. Of the trio, names of Jishan and Tanim were there in first information report (FIR).
Earlier on March 18, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court, which was holding hearing in the case initially, transferred the case to Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1, two days after Public Security Division of Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification in this regard.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on March 12 signed necessary documents to transfer the case to speedy trial tribunal.
Earlier on November 13, 2019, the court took chargesheet in the case filed by Detective Branch (DB) of police against 25 accused, into cognizance.
The 25 accused are– Mehedi Hasan Russel, Anik Sarker, Ifti Mosharraf Sakal, Md Mehedi Hasan Robin, Md Meftahul Islam Jeon, Muntassir Alam Jemmy, Khandaker Tabakkharul Islam Tanvir, Md Muzahidur Rahman, Muhtasim Fuad, Md Moniruzzaman Monir, Md Akash Hossain, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Md Mazedul Islam, Shamim Billah, Moaj Abu Hurayra, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Istiak Ahammed Munna, Amit Saha, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, SM\ Mahmud Setu, Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amatya Islam and Mostaba Rafid.
According to the police, of the 25 accused, 11 took part in the gruesome murder directly and the other played role in the crime one way or another. Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements before the court.
BUET students and the university authorities found seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on first-floor stairs of Sher-e-Bangla Hall and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared him dead around 6.30 am on October 7, 2019.
Abrar's father filed the case with Chawkbazar Police Station against 19.