Formation of prosecution team underway for Abrar murder case: Anisul

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Dhaka, October 16: The process is underway to form a prosecution team to quickly receive the charge-sheet in the Abrar murder case, said Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday.The minister came up with the remark while talking to journalists after a meeting with a European Union delegation at the Bangladesh Secretariat.

“The trial proceedings of the case will start as soon as the charge-sheet will be submitted by the investigation officer,” he said.

Abrar, a second-year electrical and electronic engineering student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), was beaten to death, reportedly by Chhatra League activists at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall on October 7.

His murder triggered protests at the top engineering university and brought academic activities to a grinding halt.

University VC Saiful Islam later acceded to the protesters’ demands and banned organisational politics, among others, on the campus.

After his murder, Abrar’s father, Barkatullah, filed the case with Chawkbazar Police Station in the capital; accusing 19 people.

So far, 20 people have been arrested in connection with the murder.