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Zubair Murder Case
Verdict on February 4
Published : Thursday, 29 January, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 84
Court Correspondent
The judgement of Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed murder case will be delivered on February 4.
 Closing the arguments of both the prosecution and the defence sides the Judge, ABM Nizamul Haque, of the Speedy Trial Tribunal No-4 set the date for the pronouncement of the verdict.
 The tribunal also cancelled the bail of seven accused out of 13 and ordered them to jail.
The accused are Nazmul Hassan Plaban (Public Administration), Kamruzzaman Sohag (Philosophy), Mazahrul Islam and Mahmudul Hasan (History), Shafiul Alam Setu and Abhinandan Kundu (Statistics), and Nazmus Shakib Tapu (Microbiology).
The other accused are Ashiqul Islam Ashique, Khan Mohammed Riaz and Zahid Hassan (Zoology), Istiaque Mehbub Arup, Rashedul Islam Razu and Mahbub Akram (Philosophy).  
 Among the accused, Mahbub Akram and Najmus Sakib had confessed to the murder of Zubair Ahmed.
The deceased Zubair and the accused are all leaders and members of the Jahangirnagar University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student front of ruling Awami League.
Zubair Ahmed, an honours final year student of English Department, was tortured and stabbed allegedly by some activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League on January 8 in 2012. Later he succumbed to injuries in a private hospital in Dhaka on the following day.
Hamidur Rahman, former deputy registrar of the Jahangirnagar University, filed the murder case with Ashulia Police Station on the same day.
The Investigation Officer (IO) Mir Shahin Shah Parvez submitted the charge sheet on April 8 in 2012 against 13 students of the university.
Earlier, the court examined 21 prosecution witnesses including complainant, Hamidur Rahman of the case.
One and a half years after the sensational murder the case was shifted to Speedy Trial Tribunal.
The tribunal framed charges against 13 BCL men in the case on September 8 last year.
After the death of Zubair, a student-teacher movement led to the resignation of the then Vice-Chancellor Prof Sharif Enamul Kabir of the university.

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