Dhaka: Police Special Branch (SB) Inspector Mamun has postponed the date of taking evidence against fugitive gold trader Arav Khan and other accused in the Imran Khan murder case to November 23.
Wednesday (November 8) was the day fixed for hearing the case in the court of First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Faisal Atiq Quader bin Quader in Dhaka. However, the prison authorities did not present the accused from the prison to the court for the blockade called by BNP. For this, the court fixed this date anew for taking further evidence.
Aarav Khan’s accused lawyer Ruhul Amin confirmed the matter. Out of 38 witnesses in the case, 14 have finished testifying.
Among the other accused in the case are Rabiul’s wife Suraiya Akhtar Kaya (21), Imran’s friend Rahmat Ullah (35), Swapan Sarkar (39), Didar Pathan (21), Mizan Sheikh (21), Atiq Hasan (21), Sarwar Hossain (23). and two teenagers Mehrun Nesha Swarna alias Afrin alias Annafi (16) and Faria Binte Meem alias Maisha (16). Among the accused, Rabiul and Suraiya are absconding, Annafi and Maisha are on bail as they are minors and the other accused are in jail. Annafi and Maisha are being tried in the Children’s Court.
The investigation officer of the case, DB Inspector Sheikh Mahbubur Rahman filed the charge sheet in the CMM court on April 8, 2019.
On July 9, 2018, the body of Mamun Imran Khan was recovered from the forest of Gazipur. In that incident, Mamun’s brother Jahangir Alam Khan filed a murder case in Banani Police Station of the capital as the plaintiff.