Humayun Azad Murder
Court orders their arrest for filing false case
A Dhaka court yesterday cancelled bail and issued arrest warrants against four police officials in a case filed for falsely implicating and torturing a Dhaka University student for the attempt on Prof Humayun Azad’s life.
The cops are the then officer-in-charge Mahbubur Rahman, sub-inspectors Rezaul Karim and Naser Ali of Ramna Police Station, and sergeant Anwar Hossain, who was in-charge of Nilkhet Police Box.
Third Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Ali Hussain also framed charges against the police officials, now on bail, and fixed July 25 for trial of the case.
The defendants were not present at the court during the hearing and no prayer was submitted on behalf of them.
Mohammad Abu Abbas Bhuiyan, complainant of the case and a student of Political Science department of DU, was present at the court.
A gang of miscreants attacked Prof Azad in front of Bangla Academy on February 27, 2004, leaving him seriously injured.
On February 28, police arrested Mohammad Abu Abbas, also Mass Education Affairs’ secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) central committee, in this connection.
However, after a probe, police pressed charges against Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members in the case while dropping Abbas’s name from the charge sheet on November 15, 2007.
After getting bail from a court, Abbas filed a case against the four police officials with a Dhaka court on March 8, 2008.