14 JMB men get 20 years jail in Tangail

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 08 Aug 2017, 20:31:01
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14 JMB men get 20 years jail in Tangail

14 JMB men get 20 years jail in Tangail
A court in Tangail sentenced 14 activists of the Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to 20-year imprisonment for explosions in the district town over a decade ago.

The Islamist militant group triggered serial blasts at over 600 locations in 63 districts in Bangladesh in 2005 soon after the government banned the outfit, reports bdnews24.com.

On Aug 17 that year, explosions in three locations rocked Tangail, including the court premises.

In 2012, police pressed charges in court against 17 JMB operatives.

On Tuesday, the additional district and sessions judge’s court ordered 20 years in jail for the convicts.

They were also fined by Tk 30,000 each, failing to pay which will make them stay in jail for another three years.

Court police’s Inspector Anwarul Islam said charges against three suspects were dropped as they had died while four of the convicts are absconding.
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