A Dhaka court on Sunday fixed March 18 for order on whether to frame charges against the eight accused in a case over murder of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider.
The judge of the Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court of Dhaka, Ruhul Amin, fixed the date after the hearing on charge framing on Sunday afternoon.
The Detective Branch of Police submitted charge- sheet against the eight accused on January 28 last year.
The seven charge-sheeted accused are expelled students of North South University and the rest one is Ansarullah Bangla Team chief Mufti Jashim Uddin Rahmani.
The expelled NSU students are Faisal Bin Nayeem alias Deep, 22, Maksudul Hassan Anik, 23, Ehsan Reza Rumman, 23, Nayeem Sikder Irad, 19, Nafis Imtiaz, 22, Sadman Yasir Mahmud, 20, and Rezwanul Azad Rana, 30.
The police investigation into the murder revealed that Islamist fanatics were behind the killing on February 15, 2013.
Rajib, an architect by profession, was an activist of Ganajagaran Mancha, a secular movement pressing for maximum penalty of the convicted war criminals.