Avijit Roy murder: Charge sheet against 6 finalised

Avijit Roy murder: Charge sheet against 6 finalised

Law enforcers have finalised the charge sheet against six people including sacked army Major Zia in blogger Avijit Roy murder case.

The charge sheet was sent to the home ministry for its approval today, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Chief Monirul Islam said at a press briefing.

In the charge sheet, it is mentioned that the murder took place under the direct supervision of Syed Mohammad Ziaul Huq alias Major Zia, according to a press release of CTTC.

Five other accused are Mozammel Hossain alias Saymon, Abu Siddiq Sohel alias Sakib alias Sajid, Arafat Rahman Siam alias Sajjad, Shafiur Rahman Farabi and Akram Hossain Abir alias Adnan.

Of them, Saymon, Sohel and Arafat Rahman have already given their confessional statement in the court.

Although, eleven people were found involved in the murder case, police framed charges against the six because the names and addresses of the rest could not be confirmed yet, Monirul said adding that once their names and addresses are confirmed, police will submit a supplementary charge sheet.

Avijit, a Bangladesh-born US citizen, was hacked to death on Dhaka University campus when he along with his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya was returning from the book fair on February 26 of 2015. Bonya was critically injured in the attack.