HC upholds death for two in Biswajit murder case

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 06 Aug 2017, 18:21:46 | Updated : 06 Aug 2017, 18:24:56

HC upholds death for two in Biswajit murder case

The High Court on Sunday upheld the death penalty for two convicts out of the eight condemned offenders in sensational Biswajit murder case.

The court commuted the death sentence of four convicts to life term imprisonment and acquitted two death-row convicts.

An HC bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty passed the order following an appeal filed by eight convicts, reports UNB.

Among the convicts, the court upheld the death penalty of Rafiqul Islam Shakil and Rajon Talukdar. The court commuted the death penalty of Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, Emdadul Haq Emdad, GM Rasheduzzaman Shaon and Mir Nure Alam Limon to life term imprisonment.

The two death-row convicts—Kaiyim and Saiful Islam-- and two lifers-- Golam Mostafa and HM Kibria-– were acquitted.

However, the court did not say anything against the 11 fugitive convicts who got life term imprisonment in the case.

On December 9, 2012, tailoring shop employee Biswajit Das was chopped to death by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists near Bahadur Shah Park in Old Dhaka during the opposition's countrywide road blockade programme.

Metropolitan Magistrate Zahurul Haque framed charges against the 21 activists of Jagannath University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), associate body of the ruling party Awami League on June 2, 2013.

On December 18, 2013, a tribunal condemned eight activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) to death and 13 others to life term imprisonment in the Biswajit Das killing case.
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