Court fixes Feb 8 to hear indictment on Narayanganj 7 murder case

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Narayanganj, Jan 27: Naryanganj District and Sessions Judge’s Court on Wednesday fixed February 8 for indictment in seven murders that occurred 2014 in Narayanganj.

Earlier on January 11, the court was expected to hear the matter but it had rescheduled for January 27 as one of the suspects could not be produced before it then due to illness.

However, the court again on Wednesday deferred the hearing as the defence pleaded for time as saying they are yet to received a copy of the chargesheet.

Bails were denied to 11 suspects, including prime suspect Nur Hossain during Wednesday’s hearing, said Additional Public Prosecutor KM Fazlur Rahman.

Seven men, including Narayanganj City Councillor Nazrul Islam and senior lawyer Chandan Kumar Sarkar, were abducted on April 27 in 2014. Their bodies were found floating in the Shitalakkhya River several days later.

Families of the slain councillor and lawyer filed two separate cases over the killings.

On April 8 last year, police pressed charges against 35 people, including Councillor Nur Hossain and three ex-officials of the Narayanganj-based RAB unit.