The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday released full text of its verdict in a case over 2004 grenade attack on the then British envoy Anwar Choudhury upholding death sentences of three HuJI leaders.
The apex court released the 65-page text of the verdict and posted it on its website.
The three death penalty awarded are Mufti Abdul Hannan, chief of banned militant outfit Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) Bangladesh wing, and his cohorts Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul and Delwar Hossain alias Ripon.
The apex court on December 7, 2016, pronounced the judgement, dismissing appeals filed by the convicts.
Sylhet Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal on December 23, 2008, sentenced Mufti Hannan, Bipul and Ripon to death in the case. It also sentenced Mohibullah and Abu Jandal to life imprisonment.
The attack took place at the Hazrat Shahjalal Shrine in Sylhet on May 21, 2004, resulting in the deaths of three, injuring around 50 people including the British envoy of Bangladesh origin..