Biswajit killing case to go to speedy trial tribunal

The government has decided to shift the Biswajit killing case to the Speedy Trial Tribunal for its quick disposal, a prosecution lawyer said on Thursday. Meanwhile, a Dhaka court on Thursday re-fixed June 27 for starting the trial of 21 Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists in connection with the sensational killing of Biswajit Das in the capital during an opposition road blockade programme on December 9 last year.
Metropolitan Session’s Judge Md Zahirul Haque passed the order following a time petition filed by the state.
Filing the appeal, additional public prosecutor Shah Alam Talukder told the court that the Home Ministry has decided to transfer the case to the Speedy Trial Tribunal for its quick disposal. “The Home Ministry will issue a gazette notification soon in this regard.”
Eight of the accused, now in custody, were produced before the court on Thursday. Besides, sub-inspector Jalal Uddin of Sutrapur Police Station, also the plaintiff of the case, appeared before the court to make deposition.
Earlier, on June 2, the Metropolitan Session’s Judge Court framed charges against the Jagannath University unit of BCL men in the case.
The case was shifted to the session’s judge court on April 29 after Metropolitan Magistrate Court took cognisance of charges against them on April 2.
Inspector Mohammad Tajul Islam of Detective Branch (DB) Police submitted the charge sheet before the court on March 5 in connection with the killing of Biswajit Das (22), a tailor. Sixty people were named as witnesses in the charge sheet.
Thirteen accused in the case are still on the run. (Source: UNB)

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