The Special Tribunal-1 of Habiganj took the charge-sheet of former Finance Minister Shah AMS Kibria murder case under explosive act against 32 persons into cognizance.
District and Session Judge Atabullah took the charge-sheet in cognizance and issued arrest warrant against 10 fugitives and fixed February 29 for next hearing of the case.
Eleven accused including Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami (HuJI) leader Moulana Mufti Abdul Hannan were produced before the court but former state minister for home Lutfuzzaman Babar, suspended Sylhet City Corporation mayor Ariful Huq Chowdhury and Habiganj Municipality Mayor GK Gous were not produced. Besides, 8 accused, who are on bail, also appeared before court.
This is the third charge sheet in the explosive case. In the first charge sheet, 10 persons were accused while 26 in the second and 35 in the third. Former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria and four others were killed and many injured in the grenade attacks on a rally of local AL at Baidderbazar in Habiganj on January 27, 2005, according to BSS. -Mithun