HC upholds death for 6 in Ahsanullah master murder case

15 June,2016

RTNN News Desk: The High Court has upheld death penalty awarded to six people in the Ahsanullah Master’s murder case.

The six convicts whose death sentences were upheld by the HC include BNP leader Nurul Islam Sarkar, Nurul Islam Dipu, Mahbubur Rahman, Shahidul Islam Shipu, Kala Hafiz and Sohag.

Besides, the convicts whose death sentences were commuted to life term jail are Mohammad Ali, Syed Ahmed Majnu, Anwar Hossain Anu, Boro Ratan, Choto Jahangir, son of Abul Kashem, Abu Salam, Mashiur Rahman Mishu.

The court also acquitted seven condemned convicts—Amir Hossain, Boro Jahangir, son of Nur Hossain, Foysal, Lokman Hossain Bulu, Rony Fakir, Khokon and Dulal Mia.

The Awami League leader and former law maker of Gazipur was shot to death on May 7, 2004 at a public rally at Noagaon’s MA Majid Mia High School.

A schoolboy was also killed in the attack.

Victim’s brother Matiur Rahman filed a case with Tongi police station against 17 people the following day.

On April 2005, a speedy trial court sentenced 22 people including the primary accused BNP leader Nurul Islam Sarkar to death and awarded life in prison to six others.

Of them, two convicts died during the trial proceedings, while 17 are currently behind the bars and nine others are on the run.

The convicts later appealed to the High Court against the sentences.

The case documents were also sent to the HC as death reference for its approval.

The hearing on the appeals and death reference began on January 21 this year.

Of the 28 convicts, Ohidul Islam Tipu, who was awarded life term imprisonment by the lower court, did not file any petition against the imprisonment as he remained fugitive.

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