An anti-terror tribunal on Sunday framed charges against eight 'members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT)' in a case lodged over the murder of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipon in 2016.
Judge Mujibur Rahman of Anti-Terror Tribunal passed the order and set 18 November to start recording depositions of the witnesses, court official Ruhul Amin told BSS.
The tribunal on 19 March accepted the charge sheet filed in the case and issued arrest warrants for fugitive accused ABT leader and also sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haque and Akram Hossain.
Investigation officer and detective branch assistant police commissioner
Fazlur Rahman on 15 November submitted the charge sheet against eight accused.
The accused are sacked army major Ziaul Haque, Moinul Hasan Shamim, Md Abdus Sabur, Khairul Islam, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, Md Sheikh Abdullah and Akram Hossain alias Hasib.
Of the eight, six already have given confessional statements.
Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Dipon was hacked to death at his Aziz Super Market office on 21 November 2016.
His wife Rajia Rahman filed the case on that day with Shahbagh police station.