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Verdict on plot to kill Hasina today

Sun Online Desk     20th August, 2017 09:26:09 printer

Verdict on plot to kill Hasina today

The judgement in two cases filed  over attempted murder of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Kotalipara in Gopalganj will be delivered today(Sunday).


Judge Momtaz Begum of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 on August 10 fixed Sunday for pronouncement of Judgement on completion of arguments of both prosecution and defence sides after more than 17 years of the incident.


This is the first case of the attempts to kill Sheikh Hasina out of nineteen plots is going to be delivered.


The court examined 68 witnesses out of the total 83.


According to the case documents, police recovered a 76-kg explosives, planted near Sheikh Lutfor Raman College at Kotalipara, on July 20, 2000.


Sheikh Hasina was scheduled to address a rally over there two days later.


After the incident, sub-inspector Noor Hossain filed a case with Kotalipara police station under Explosives Substances Act.


On April 8, 2001, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police submitted a charge-sheet accusing 10 people, including Harkat-ul Jihad (HuJI) kingpin Mufti Abdul Hannan, in the case.  


Later, the tribunal started anew recording of deposition of witnesses. 


HuJI chief Mufti Abdul Hannan who was executed on April 12, this year, for killing three in a grenade attack on the then British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury in Sylhet in 2004, was the prime accused in the case.


Other charge-sheeted accused are HuJI men Md Mohibullah, Munshi Ibrahim, Md Mahmud Azhar, Md Rashed, Md Shah Newaz, Md Yusuf, Md Lokman, Sheikh Md Enamul and Md Mizanur Rahman.