Update March 18, 2015

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Court indicts 8 accused in blogger Rajib murder case

Sumel Sarker

Bangladesh Supreme Court

Bangladesh Supreme Court

18 March 2015, Nirapad News: A court here on Wednesday indicted eight accused in the blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider murder case, who was knifed to death in 2013.

The accused are Shaikhul Hadith Mufti Jasimuddin Rahmani, chief of Ansarullah Bangla Team, former students of North South University (NSU) Faisal Bin Nayeem alias Dwip, Maksudul Hasan alias Anik, Mohammad Ehsan Reza alias Rumman, Nayeem Sikder alias Irad, Nafiz Imtiaz, Sadman Yasir Mahmud and Redwanul Azad alias Rana.

Judge of the 4th Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court Mohammad Ruhul Amin framed the charges, rejecting the discharge petitions filed by the accused.

Passing the order, the court also fixed April 21 for beginning trial with the recording of testimonies of the prosecution witnesses (PWs). Among the eight accused, Redwanul Azad Rana is still on the run.

On February 15, 2013, Ahmed Rajib Haidar, was stabbed to death near his house at Mirpur Palash Nagar in the capital.

After a through investigation into the case, Investigation Officer (IO) Nibaran Chandra Barman, a DB inspector, submitted the charge-sheet to the court in January, 2014.

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