A Dhaka court Tuesday asked Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit its report on December 20 on re-investigation in a case over businessman Sahinuddin murder in the capital’s Pallabi area.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tariqul Islam passed the order as PBI failed to submit the report today.
On May 12, the court directed PBI to re-investigate the case and submit a report after accepting Sahinuddin's mother's no-confidence petition.
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On February 15, Detective Branch (DB) Inspector Syed Iftekhar Hossain, investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet against 15 people including MA Awal, a former MP of Laxmipur-1 constituency, in the case.
The other accused in the charge sheet are- Sumon Bepari, Md Taher, Md Golam Kibria Khan, Md Murad, Titu, Md Roki Talukder, Nur Mohammad Hasan, Md Sharif, Iqbal Hossain, Md Tarikul Islam Emon, Tuhin Miah, Md Harunur Rashid, Md Shafikul Islam Shafik and Ibrahim Sumon.
Among them, Shafik and Ibrahim Sumon are on the run while all 13 accused, including Awal, are behind the bars now.
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On May 16 last year, one Sahinuddin was hacked to death in Pallabi over a land dispute in front of his six-year-old son Mashrafe.
On the following day, Aklima Begum, the mother of Sahinuddin, filed a murder case against 20 people including Awal at the Pallabi police station. The case was later handed over to the DB.
On May 20 of the same year, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Awal from Bhairab. After that Awal failed to secure bail in the lower court and he applied for it at the High Court which was also rejected.