Death reference and case documents have reached the High Court for approval of the death sentence of 20 convicts in the murder case of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad.
The 6,627-page death reference and all the documents of the case were sent to the Death Reference Branch of the High Court from the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 on Thursday.
Relevant sources in the Supreme Court have confirmed the matter.
Earlier on December 8, the court sentenced 20 people to death and five to life imprisonment in the murder case of BUET student Abrar Fahad.
The court of Judge Abu Jafar Md. Kamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 handed over the verdict.
The 20 convicts given death sentence are – Chhatra League BUET unit’s then General Secretary Mehedi Hasan Russel, ex Organising Secretary Mehedi Hasan Robin alias Shanto, ex Information and Research Secretary Anik Sarkar Apu, ex Literature Secretary Moniruzzaman Monir, ex Sports Secretary Meftahul Islam Zion, ex Deputy Social Welfare Secretary Ifti Mosharraf Shokal, ex Deputy Office Secretary Mustaba Rafid; former members Mujahidur Rahman Mujahid, Muntasir Al Jemi and Ehtashamul Rabbi Tanim; activists Khandaker Tabakkarul Islam Tanvir, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Majedur Rahman alias Majed, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Shamim Billah, Mizanur Rahman Mizan, SM Mahmud Setu, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, Muhammad Morshed-Uz-Zaman Mondol alias Jishan and Morshed Amartya Islam.
The 5 convicts given life term imprisonment are – BUET BCL’s former Vice-president Muhtasim Fuad, ex Library and Publication Secretary Ishtiaq Ahmed Munna, ex Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary Amit Saha and activists Akash Hossain and Moaz Abu Hurayra.