Dhaka, Aug 31: The Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court – 4 on Thursday framed charges against seven leaders and activists of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, including its Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, in police constable Shahmim murder case filed around eight years ago.
Judge Bikis Akter of the court passed the order.
The other accused are BNP’s joint secretary general Habibun Nabi Khan Sohel and activists Mohammad Hossain, Abdus Sattar, Shah Alam, Anwar Hosstain Tipu and Alfas alias Abbas.
According to the case statement, petrol bombs were hurled targeting a police van in Matshya Bhaban area of Dhaka on January 17, 2015 on the 12th day of blockade enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance.
The attack on the vehicle left 13 police members injured.
Of them, injured Shamim died while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital the following day.
A case was filed with Ramna police station in this regard on January 18.
The investigation officer of the case Md Ali Akkas, also a CID inspector, submitted chargesheet on July 14, 2016.