Biswajit murder hearing Nov 27
Published: 2013-11-20 01:45:28.0 BdST Updated: 2013-11-20 01:45:28.0 BdST
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.
Nahid told 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.
His brother-in-law, Ruhul Amin, a teacher at a Bhola madrasa, supported Nahid’s version of events.
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 Islam.
Nahid was found directly involved in the assault on Biswajit in TV footage and in still pictures published in a number of local dailies.
When Ruhul Amin was challenged about misleading the court, he shut up.
All the eight accused have pleaded not guilty after the summary of the prosecution’s evidence was read out to them last Monday.
But 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 Oct 17.
Total 33 witnesses have testified for the state in the case.
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.
The chargesheet was submitted against 21 accused of the murder on March 5.
Eight of those accused are in prison, but thirteen are still absconding.
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