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Police is set to submit charge-sheet soon against eight operatives of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the case regarding murder of Jagriti Prokashony owner Faisal Arefin Dipan.
“We will submit the charge-sheet in the publisher Dipan murder case before the court soon after getting nod from the home ministry,” said an official of Detective Branch (DB) of police familiar with the investigation process on Monday, reports BSS.
The charge-sheet has already been prepared accusing eight operatives of the ABT, he said, adding that six of them who are now in jails gave confessional statements under section 164 before the court.
Earlier on October 31, 2015, Dipan, 43, publisher of Jagriti Prokashani, was hacked to death at his city’s Shahbagh office. The case was later filed with Shahbagh Police Station accusing unknown persons.
The ABT men who are going to be accused in the charge-sheet are: Mainul Hasan Shameem, 24, Md Abu Sabur,24,(organisational name Abdus Samad alias Sujan alias Raju alias Sad), Khairul Islam,24 (organisational name Jamil alias Rifat, alias Fahim alias Jishan), Abu Bakar Siddique Sohel, 34 (organisational name Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab), Md Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, 25, Md Shaikh Abdullah,27 (organisational name Zubair alias Zaid alias Zabed alias Abu Omair), sacked Major of Bangladesh Army, Syed Ziaul Haque, 50 (organisational name Sagar alias Ishtiak alias Boro Bhai) and Akram Hossain alias Hasib, 28 (organisational name Abir alias Adnan alias Abdullah.
Of the arrestees Syed Ziaul Haque and Akram Hossain are still at large.