Dhaka: The court of Dhaka’s Metropolitan Sessions Judge Kamrul Hasan Molla framed charges against the six on Tuesday.
Witnesses’ deposition in the case has been scheduled for Oct 24, Tapash Pal, a member of the prosecution team, told bdnews24.com.
During Tuesday’s hearing, four of the accused — Dhaka University (DU) teacher Mohiuddin, MA Yousuf Khan, Saidur Rahman and Kazi Morshedul Haque — pleaded not guilty.
The other two– Tanvir Ahmmed and Touhidul Alam skipped the hearing. Their counsels petitioned for more time, but the court rejected it ordering their arrests.
In April 2010, police at Dhaka’s Uttara filed a case accusing of distributing leaflets furnishing false information.
Police submitted the chargesheet in 2014, but the court forwarded the matter to the home ministry as cases under the Anti-terrorism Act need government’s clearance.
On Jul 6 this year, the ministry cleared the case and on Sept 6, the court took cognisance of the charges.
Mohiuddin, an associate professor of DU’s Institute of Business Administration, had said recently that he has severed his ties with the banned Islamist group.
The university authorities sent him into a forced leave after the government banned the outfit in 2009.