Aminbazar killing case taken into cognisance

Arrest warrant issued against 36 fugitives

The file photo shows clothes and a sandal of the students who were bludgeoned to death by a mob of several hundred villagers at Keblarchar in Aminbazar on the outskirts of the capital early July 18. 

A Dhaka court on Wednesday took into cognisance the charges brought against 60 people in connection with killing six students at Aminbazar in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital in 2011.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Kazi Shahidul Islam of Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court in Dhaka also issued arrest warrants against 36 fugitives who were accused in the case.

The judge came up with the order after scrutinising the case docket and other relevant documents.

On July 18, 2011, six students were beaten to death and another injured by a mob at Bardeshi village in Aminbazar of Savar.

On January 13, the court fixed January 16 for taking decision whether it would take into cognisance the charges brought against them in the case.

Additional Superintendent of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Sharif Uddin Ahmed, also the investigation officer of the case, on January 13 submitted the charge sheet against the 60 people to the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Dhaka.

The court on Wednesday also cancelled bails for Rajib, Rahim and Saddam– three accused in the case–as they remained absent at the court during the day’s proceedings.

However, the three accused, who are also the accomplices of Abdul Malek, — a sand trader and prime accused in the case — had secured High Court bail till the submission of the police report. Their bail terms expired on Wednesday.

Ten other accused including Malek who also had secured bail from the HC were present at the court.

Another 11 accused were now on jail.

On January 13, Additional Superintendent of Rab Sharif Uddin Ahmed, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet against the 60 people to the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of Dhaka.

The dead students are Tipu Sultan of Tejgaon College; Towhidur Rahman Palash, Kamruzzaman Kanto and Ibrahim Khalil of Mirpur Bangla College; Shams Rahim Shamam of Maple Leaf International School; and Sitaf Jabi Munif of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology.

Al Amin, the lone survivor of the incident, is a sales representative of a juice company.

All the victims went to Keblarchar in Bardeshi village of Aminbazar to smoke cannabis on the fateful day.

Source: The Daily Star

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