Blogger Rajib killing: Court hears charge framing

A court of Dhaka on Sunday heard charge framing in the case filed in connection with the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider and fixed March 18 to decide on whether the eight accused of the case would be indicted or not.
Mufti Jasimuddin Rahmania, chief of Islamist militant group, Ansarullah Bangla Team, and seven students of North South University are included in the list of the accused.Judge Ruhul Amin of the Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka heard the submissions of the defence and the prosecution to pass his order.
The detectives submitted the charge sheet of the case against the accused on January 28, last year. Other accused are : North South University students Faisal Bin Nayeem alias Dwip, Maksudul Hasan alias Anik, Mohammad Ehsan Reza alias Rumman, Nayeem Sikder alias Irad, Nafiz Imtiaz, Salman Yasir Mahmud and Redwanul Azad alias Rana.
The charge sheet mentioned Jasimuddin as the “instigator” and Redwanul Azad Rana, as the “planner” of the killing.
Rana is on the run while Jasimuddin and six others are in police custody.
After arrest on August 11, 2013, Jasimuddin confessed to a court that students instigated by his sermons might have killed Rajib.
Rajib, an activist of the Shahbagh Janatar Manch, who have been demanding death penalty for convicted war criminals, was hacked to death in the capital’s Pallabi area on February 15 last year. – Court Correspondent