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A Dhaka Court on Wednesday sentenced eight members of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team( ABT) to death in a case filed over the murder of Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Foysal Arefin Dipon who is the son legendary educationalist Dr. A K M Fazlul Haque .
Judge Mojibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Tribunal also fined each convict Tk 50,000.
Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Dipon was hacked to death at his Aziz Super Market office on October 31, 2015 . According to the sayings of the murderers of Dipon we come to know that they did this heinous crime as Dipon published some books that against the main ideology of Islam .During that period a series of murders been happened in our country which is a big threat to the humanity and freedom of speech .
Dipon’s wife Rajia Rahman filed the case on the day in Shahbagh police station.
Investigation officer and detective branch assistant police commissioner Fazlur Rahman on November 15, 2018, submitted a charge sheet against eight accused and that was too delayed .
On March 19, 2019, a tribunal accepted the charge sheet filed in the case and issued arrest warrant against fugitive accused Ansarullah Bangla Team leaders, sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haque and Akram Hossain.
The other accused are Moinul Hasan Shamim, 24, Md Abdus Sabur, 23, Khairul Islam, 24, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, 34, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, 25, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27.
The tribunal on October 13, 2019, framed charges against eight members of banned militant outfit ABT in the case.
Six accused, who were arrested and gave confessional statement under the section 164 of Code of Criminal Procedure(Crpc) 1898 , were in the dock when the court announced the court announced the verdict.