A Dhaka court on Tuesday issued a show cause notice asking the superintendent of Dhaka Central Jail to explain why the jail authorities failed to produce two accused in a case relating to the murder attempt on Prof Humayun Azad before it today.
The superintendent will have to submit the reply in written form before it by August 23.
Judge AHM Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan of fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the order as the jail authorities did not produce two JMB leaders Salehin alias Salahuddin and Hafiz Mahmud alias Hassan, also the accused in the case, before it on Tuesday as per the court order.
On the other hand, two other accused Anwarul Alam alias Anwar and Mizanur Rahman alias Minhaz were produced before the court while another accused in the case Nur Mohammad is still at large.
On February 27, 2004, Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives stabbed the 56-year-old Azad, a professor of Bangla at Dhaka University, as he was trying to catch a rickshaw to go home from the Ekushey Boi Mela.
He died from what an autopsy said was a heart attack in Munich on August 12 that year.
The court earlier set Tuesday for holding charge framing hearing in the case.