Vol. 5 Num 418 Sat. July 30, 2005  

Two journos murder cases transferred

Murder cases of two journalists were transferred to different courts in two days.

Our correspondents from Khulna and Jessore report: Journalist Humayun Kabir Balu murder case was transferred to Senior Special Judge Court from Khulna Speedy Trial Tribunal yesterday.

It was transferred due to delay in submitting police report on implication of two accused Khorha Nazu and Zahidul Islam in the murder case.

Meanwhile, Additional District and Sessions Judge of Jessore Md Mahbubur Rahman on Sunday transferred journalist Shamsur Rahman murder case to the Speedy Tribunal Court in Khulna.

The additional Judge sent the case docket to the concerned court.

After a long investigation, the criminal investigation department (CID) submitted a charge-sheet accusing 17 persons including five journalists. But prime accused Asaduzzaman Litu of Khulna was killed in 'crossfire' with police. The charge was framed against 16 persons including the five journalists recently. The public prosecutor (PP) pleaded for exclusion of names of journalists from the case. They are Fakir Shaukat, Mizanur Rahman Tota, Farazi Azmal Hossain, Nova Khandaker and Benjin Khan.

Balu was killed in bomb attack on June 27 last year in front of his house on Haji Ismail Road in Khulna.

Shamsur Rahman was gunned down by unidentified assailants in his Jessore office on July16, 2000.