BCL demands speedy trial of Abrar’s killers
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Wednesday demanded the highest punishment to those involved in the murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad through a speedy trial.
BCL Acting President Al-Nahyan Khan Joy and Acting General Secretary Lekhak Bhattacharya made the call at a press conference on DU campus.
Joy highlighted different measures taken by the organisation following the murder of Abrar. "We urge the government to complete the trial process as soon as possible. The Abrar murder case should be brought under the Speedy Trial Act and the highest punishment to everyone involved in the murder should be ensured," said Joy.
Chhatra League has found that its leaders and activists who allegedly beat Abrar to death were drunk when they committed the crime. The student wing of the ruling party has already expelled 11 of its members in this connection.
"The organisation has formally condemned the incident while demanding the trial of the perpetrators irrespective of their identity. It formed a two-member strong probe committee and asked it to submit its report within 24 hours," said Joy, pointing to the swift actions taken by the BCL over the incident.
"Eleven members were permanently expelled after the probe committee submitted its report ahead of the deadline," he said.
None of the persons affiliated with BCL will be spared and will face trial if they are engaged in any criminal act in a personal capacity, according to Joy.
"Bangladesh Chhatra League never patronizes any violent act. A number of extremely enthusiastic people are using the name and designation of the organisation while engaging in crimes, which the BCL had never acknowledged in the past nor will it do in the future. Chhatra League has proved that again after the murder of Abrar," said the acting president of BCL.
The law enforcement agency has already arrested 13 among the 19 accused in the gruesome case, said Joy.
"We urge the law enforcement agencies to arrest the other suspects who are at large and put them on trial. They should find if there are more perpetrators other than the 19 named in the case and bring them to book
Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the university, was beaten to death on Monday.