High Court verdict on Biswajit Das murder case today


The High Court will deliver its verdict on Sunday over the death references and appeals in the sensational Biswajit Das murder case.

The HC bench of Justice M Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty on July 17 set the date.

Earlier on May 16, the High Court started hearing on the death reference and appeals in the sensational murder case.

On February 27, Chief Justice SK Sinha fixed the bench of Justice M Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty to take the case on priority basis.

On February 19, the authorities concerned of the HC division prepared the paper book of the murder case containing all the details of the case, trial proceedings, statements, evidence, verdicts and other documents.

On December 9, 2012, tailoring shop employee Biswajit Das was chopped to death by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists near Bahadur Shah Park in the old city during the opposition’s countrywide road-blockade programme.

Metropolitan Magistrate Zahurul Haque framed the charges against the 21 activists of Jagannath University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), associate body of the ruling party Awami League, on June 2, 2013.

On March 5, Tajul Islam, DB inspector and investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet against the 21 accused.

On December 18, 2013, a Dhaka court sentenced eight BCL activists to death and 13 others to life imprisonment in the murder case.