Zafar Iqbal

Attack on Zafar Iqbal: Charges pressed against 6

MNA National Desk: Police on Thursday submitted the charge sheet against Faizul Hasan Foyez, his four other family members and one of his friends in connection with the attack on renowned writer Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal.

Jalalabad Police Station OC Shafiqul Islam said Amulya Kumar Chowdhury, assistant police commissioner (prosecution), submitted the 353- page charge sheet with the court of Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Haridas Pal around 11:45am.

The other charge-sheeted accused are Faizul’s father Hafez Maulana Atiqur Rahman, mother Minara Begum, brother Enamul Hasan, maternal uncle Md Fazlur Rahman and friend Sohagh Miah.

Faizul had planned to kill Prof Zafar Iqbal 3 to 4 months back and had been looking for chance to kill him, police said, reports news agency.

Faizul swooped on Zafar Iqbal and stabbed him with a knife at Shahajalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus Mukta Mancha during a celebration programme, ‘Robofight,’ of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department on March 3 last.

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