A Dhaka court has fixed Nov 27 to hear arguments in the Biswajit Das murder case.
On Tuesday, the brother-in-law
of murder accused Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, Ruhul Amin, deposed.
Dhaka Special Tribunal-4 judge ABM Nizam Uddin, that he was in Bhola and not in
Dhaka on the day Biswajit was murdered in Old Dhaka.
Ruhul Amin, a teacher at a Bhola madrasa, supported Nahid’s version of
But Amin failed to prove Nahid’s claim in court, when the judge
asked for evidence.
Ruhul was then grilled by state’s counsel SM Rafiqul
Nahid was found directly involved in the assault on Biswajit in TV
footage and in still pictures published in a number of local
When Ruhul Amin was challenged about misleading the court, he
All the eight accused have pleaded not guilty after the summary
of the prosecution’s evidence was read out to them last Monday.
except Nahid, none of the other accused decided to furnish evidence to prove
they are not guilty.
The defence counsel has finished cross-examination
of police official Tajul Islam who is the investigating officer of the case on
Total 33 witnesses have testified for the state in the
Biswajit Das, a tailor, was attacked and hacked by ruling Awami
League’s student front Chhatra League activists on Dec 9 last year near Bahadur
Shah Park in Old Dhaka during a blockade of the opposition.
chargesheet was submitted against 21 accused of the murder on March
Eight of those accused are in prison, but thirteen are still