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Blogger Avijit murder

Cops press charge against Major Zia, five others

March 15, 2019 00:00:00

Police on Thursday submitted a charge sheet against six people, including sacked Major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque, a suspected coordinator of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, in the blogger Avijit Roy murder case, report agencies.

Monirul Islam, inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and also investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge-sheet before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sorafuzzaman Ansari.

Besides, the investigation officer appealed for acquitting Sadek Ali alias Mithu and 14 others.

A total of 34 people will testify in the case before the court.

The court also fixed March 25 to hear whether it will take cognisance of the charges.

The five other accused are Mozammel Hossain alias Saimon, Abu Siddiq Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid alias Shahab, Akram Hossain alias Abir, Md Arafat Rahman and Shafiur Rahman Farabi.

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