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Mitu murder

Case proceedings against ex-SP Babul to continue

Published : 09 May 2023 10:46 PM

The High Court on Tuesday scrapped a petition of former superintendent of police (SP) Babul Akter, challenging a Chattogram court's order, framing charges against him in a case lodged over his wife MahmudaKhanamMitu.

"Rejected as being not pressed," said the High Court bench of Justice S M Kuddus Zaman and Justice ShahedNuruddin.

Concerned lawyers said because of today's order, now there is no legal bar in continuing the case proceedings against Babul. Advocate Mohammad ShishirManir argued for Babul, while Deputy 

Attorney General Sujit Chatterjee Bappi stood for the state.

Chattogram 3rd Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge MdJasim Uddin on March 13, 2023, framed charges against seven including Mitu's husband Babul Akter in the sensational murder case. The other accused in the case are- Motaleb Miah alias Wasim, Anwar Hossain, EhteshamulHaqueBhola, Shahjahan Miah, Kamrul Islam Shikder Musa and Khairul Islam.

Babul after that filed the petition with the High Court, challenging the legality of Chattogram court's indictment order.

Police Bureau of Investigation on September 13, 2021, filed charge-sheet against the seven. The court on October 10, 2021, accepted it.