A Feni court has sentenced 39 people to death in Fulgazi upazila chairman and Awami League leader Ekramul Haque’s murder case.
District and Session's Court Judge Aminul Haque handed down the verdict, acquitting 16 other accused, including BNP leader Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury Minar, as the allegation brought against them could not be proved.
Earlier on February 13, the court set March 13 for delivering the judgment in the case and cancelled the bail of 22 accused and sent 36 accused to jail.
Ekram, 45, also the president of Awami League upazila unit, was shot and burnt to death in his car in Feni's Academy area on May 20, 2014.
Rezaul Haque Jasim, victim’s brother, filed a murder case with Feni Model Police Station on the same day, accusing Mahtab and 30 to 35 anonymous people.