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Law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq on 12 March signed necessary documents to transfer the case to the speedy trial tribunal.

Earlier on 13 November 2019, the court took into cognisance the charge sheet in the case filed by Detective branch (DB) of police against 25 accused.

The 25 accused are – Mehedi Hasan Russel, Anik Sarker, Ifti Mosharraf Sakal, Md Mehedi Hasan Robin, Md Meftahul Islam Jeon, Muntassir Alam Jemmy, Khandaker Tabakkharul Islam Tanvir, Md Muzahidur Rahman, Muhtasim Fuad, Md Moniruzzaman Monir, Md Akash Hossain, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Md Mazedul Islam, Shamim Billah, Moaj Abu Hurayra, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Istiak Ahammed Munna, Amit Saha, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, SM Mahmud Setu, Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amatya Islam and Mostaba Rafid.

According to police, of the 25 accused, 11 took part in the murder directly and the others played different roles in the crime. Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements before court.

BUET students and the university authority found seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on stairs of Sher-e-Bangla Hall and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where physicians declared him dead around 6.30am on 7 October 2019.

Abrar’s father filed the case with Chawkbazar police station against 19.

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