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Verdict on Biswajit murder case Dec 18

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Court Correspondent
A court here on Wednesday fixed December 18 for announcing verdict in the sensational Biswajit Das killing case against 21 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 fixed the date for delivering the judgment in the case after conclusion of the law-point arguments.
A total of 33 witnesses testified in the trial of the killing of tailoring shop employee Biswajit Das who was chopped to death by the BCL workers near the Bahadur Shah Park in the old city during the opposition’s countrywide road blockade program on December 9 last year.
The defence lawyers completed cross-examining Detective Branch of Police Inspector Tajul Islam, the investigation officer of the case, on October 17.
The trial of the killing of Biswajit began on July 14 in the tribunal with the deposition of sub-inspector of Sutrapur Police Station Mohammad Jalal Uddin, also the complainant in the case.
Eight accused are now in custody. They are: Rafiqul Islam Shakil, Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, Emdadul Haque Emdad, GM Rasheduzzaman Shaon, AHM Kibria, Saiful Islam, Quaiyum Mia and Golam Mostofa.
Of them, Shakil, Nahid, Shaon and Emdad had made confessional statements before the court earlier.
Dhaka’s Metropolitan Magistrate Zahurul Haque framed the charges against 21 activists of Jagannath University unit of BCL on June 2.
On March 5, Tajul Islam, DB inspector and investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet against the 21 accused.

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