Online Report,20 dec:
Twenty-two accused of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad murder case have filed a petition with the High Court for transferring the case from the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka, apprehending that they “will not get justice” from the tribunal.
The accused, now in jail, submitted the petition recently to the HC through their lawyer expressing no confidence in the judge of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman.
Their lawyer Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury told The Daily Star today that the HC will hold hearing on the petition tomorrow.
Citing the petition, he said judge of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman on November 30 recorded statement of the 39th prosecution witness of the case and fixed December 3 for recording statement of the 40th witness.
On December 3, the judge of the tribunal recalled the statement earlier given by the 33rd witness (a police officer) without issuing any prior notice.by