Supplementary charge sheet in Humayun Azad case Monday: CID

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will Monday submit a supplementary charge sheet in a case for attempt to kill late Professor of Bangla Department of Dhaka University Humayun Azad on February 27, 2002.

“We have already completed reinvestigation into the case and are now scrutinizing it,” Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police of CID Fazlul Kabir told BSS today.

Five more operatives of the banned outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) including Salehuddin Salehin, Mizanur Rahman Minhaz, M Rafiq Hasan Rasel alias Hafiz Mahmud and Golam Mostofa alias Mostofa will be indicted in the supplementary charge sheet, CID officials said.

The name of Nurul Hafez will be excluded from the proposed supplementary charge sheet as he died, the sources said.

After more than four years and nine months of the attempt on Dr Azad’s life, CID on November 11, 2007 submitted the first charge sheet accusing five operatives of the JMB.

The first charge sheeted accused are JMB chief Mawlana Shaikh Abdur Rahman, his brother Ataur Rahman Sunny, his second- in- command Siddiqur Rahman alias Bangla Bhai, Nur Mohammad Shibu alias Shamim alias Mizanur Rahman and Anwarul Alam alias Bhagne Shaheed.

Of them, Shaikh Abdur Rahman, Bangla Bhai and Sunny were executed in a two judges’ killing case in Jhalokathi.

Two JMB operatives, Bhagne Sheheed and Mizanur Rahman, made confessional statements under section 164 before the court.

In the confessional statements, they said they attacked the writer, whose novel Pak Sar Zamin Sat Bat had criticised bitterly the role of Razakars, who collaborated with the Pakistani occupation army, in 1971 and for playing a vital role against militancy.

He was in a coma for several days before recovering at the Dhaka Combined Military Hospital and then at the Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok.

On August 11, 2004, Professor Azad was found dead in his apartment in Munich, Germany. Officials of the German Embassy in Dhaka informed his family of the matter the next day. He was staying alone in the apartment on the Munich University campus since his arrival on August 8 on an invitation from the writers’ forum PEN International to do research on German writer Heinrich Heine.


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