A Dhaka court on Sunday awarded 12 years jail to five members of the banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Majahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in connection with a blast in Dhaka’s Khilkhet area as part of the simultaneous bomb blasts throughout the country in 2005.
Judge Md Al Mamun of Dhaka Metropolitan Special Tribunal-2 announced the verdict on Sunday.The convicts are Abdullah Al Suhail, Md Abdur Rahman Masud, Md Nurul Islam alias Ujjal along with Habibur Rahman Habib and Md Musa alias Mustafizur Rahman, who are both absconding.
The court also fines them Tk 30,000 each in default of which they will have to serve six more months in jail.
The court ordered that the punishment of the fugitives will be effective from the day of their arrest or surrender.
The banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on August 17, 2005 simultaneously blasted bombs in 63 districts of the country.