A Dhaka court on Monday sent ex-Bangladesh Chhatra League activist Tarique Bin Zoha alias Tamal, a life term convict in Bishwajit murder case, to jail rejecting his bail petition.
Judge Abdur Rahman Sardar of the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 passed the order after the convict surrendered before the court seeking bail in the case.Tamal was given life in absentia on December 18 of 2013. The court had said the punishment of the fugitive will be effective from the day of his arrest or surrender.
The same tribunal sentenced eight BCL activists to death and 13 others to life imprisonment for killing tailor Bishwajit Das in Old Dhaka six years ago.
The death-row convict was Rafikul Islam Shakil, Rajan Talukder, Mahfuzur Rahman, Rasheduzzaman, Imdadul Haque, Kaium Miah, Saiful Islam, and Nur-e Alam.
The life term convicts were AHM Kibria, Golam Mostafa, Khandaker Eunus Ali, Monirul Haque, Tarik Bin Zoha alias Tomal, Alauddin, Obaidul Quader, Imran Hossain, Azizur Rahman, Al Amin Sheikh, Rafikul Islam, Kamrul Hasan and Mosharraf Hossain.
However, on August 6, 2017, the High court upheld death for two—-Rafiqul Islam Shakil and Rajon Talukdar—- out of the eight death-row convicts.
HC commuted sentences of four death-row convicts—- Mahfuzur, Imdadul, Rasheduzzaman and Noor-e-Alam to life imprisonment while the remaining two—Md Saiful Islam and Kaium Mia—-were acquitted.Of the 13 life term convicts, two—-AHM Kibria and Golam Mustafa—-was appealed against their sentences. The HC acquitted them, but made no comment about the remaining 11, who were on the run.
BCL activists of the Jagannath University unit mistook Bishwajit, 24, for a blockader during the BNP-led alliance s blockade around 9:00am on December 9, 2012.