Kibria murder case, Babar, Arif, mufti Hannan, 29 others indicted
13 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: A Sylhet court framed charges against 32 accused including former state minister for home affairs Lutfuzzaman Babar, sacked Sylhet city mayor Ariful Haq Chowdhury and Harkat ul Jihad al Islami (Huji) leader Mufti Hannan in the ex-finance minister Shah AMS Kibria murder case.
Sylhet Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Maqbul Ahsan on Sunday passed the order after charge framing hearing in the case after nine times deferment.
The court will later fix the date for next hearing, said sources.
Earlier in the morning, all of detained accused including former state minister for home affairs Lutfuzzaman Babar, sacked Sylhet city mayor Ariful Haq Chowdhury and Harkat ul Jihad al Islami (Huji) leader Mufti Hannan were produced before the court.
The other accused include Muhibullah, Sharif Saiful Alam Bipul, Maulana Shawkat Osman alias Sheikh Farid, Mufti Moin Uddin alias Abu Jandal, Abdul Majid alias Yusuf Butt, Sheikh Abdus Salam.
Eight accused are in bail while rests are on the run.
Sylhet District and Session Judge Court public prosecutor (PP) Advocate Misbah Uddin Siraj, and Habiganj District Session Judge Court PP Akber Hossain moved for the state while 50 lawyers including Advocates Emadullah Shahidul Islam, Mohammad Lala and Nurul Haque stood for the defendants.
On January 27, 2005, Kibria and four others were killed and 70 others injured in a grenade attack on a rally at Baidderbazar Primary School playground.
Local Awami League leader Abdul Mazid Khan filed two cases with Habiganj sadar police station – one for murder and the other under the explosives act.
Munshi Atiqur Rahman, the then ASP of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), submitted the chargesheet to the court on March 19 in 2005, accusing 10 BNP men.
As complainant Adul Mazid Khan raised objection to the chargesheet, the CID was asked to conduct further investigation.
Supplementary chargesheet was pressed in November last year, accusing Huji members and several local BNP leaders.