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Maximum punishment for accused in Dipon murder trial sought

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Maximum punishment for accused in Dipon murder trial sought

Maximum punishment for accused in Dipon murder trial sought

The prosecution in the case lodged over the murder of Jagriti Prokashani publisher Faisal Arefin Dipon on Sunday pleaded for maximum punishment for all the eight accused in the case.

Prosecution lawyer Golam Sarwar Zakir made the plea in his closing arguments before an anti-terror tribunal that holding the trial over
the murder.

After the end of prosecution closing arguments, the defence started placing their parts of arguments and at the end of Sunday's
proceedings, Judge Md Mojibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-Terror Tribunal adjourned the hearing till Monday.

Earlier, 23, out of the total 26  witnesses, submitted their testimonies in the case.

The tribunal on October 13, 2019, framed charges against eight members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the case.

On March 19, 2019, the tribunal accepted the charge sheet filed in the case and issued arrest warrants against fugitive accused ABT leaders, sacked army major Syed Ziaul Huque and Akram Hossain.

Investigation officer and detective branch assistant police commissioner Fazlur Rahman on November 15 in 2018, submitted the
charge sheet against the eight accused.

The accused are sacked Army Major Ziaul Huque, 50, Moinul Hasan Shamim, 24, Md Abdus Sabur, 23, Khairul Islam, 24, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, 34, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, 25, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27, and
Akram Hossain alias Hasib, 28.

Of the eight, six already have given confessional statements in the case.

Jagriti Prokashani publisher Dipon was hacked to death at his Aziz Super Market office on November 31, 2016. His wife Razia Rahman filed the case on that day with Shahbagh Police Station.


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