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18 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Plot to kill Hasina

HC starts rehearing death reference, appeals

UNB, Dhaka

The High Court yesterday started the hearing anew on the death reference and appeals filed by the convicts in a case filed over murder attempt on the then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Kotalipara of Gopalganj in 2000. The hearing started at the bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice M Reaz Uddin Khan, said deputy attorney general Zahid Sarwar Kajal. The court also fixed January 24 for the next hearing, he said.

Kajal said there was much progress in the hearing in the death reference and the appeals. However, the rehearing is needed as the previous bench of reconstituted. On August 20, 2017, Dhaka's Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 sentenced 10 people to death in the case.

The 10 death-row convicts are Asim Akter alias Tarek Hossain, Md Rashed Driver alias Abul Kalam, Md Yusuf alias Moshab Morol, Sheikh Farid alias Maulana Shawkat Osman, Hafez Jahangir Alam Badar, Maulana Abu Bakar, Hafez Maulana Yahiya, Mufti Shafiqur Rahman, Mufti Abdul Hye and Maulana Abdur Rouf.

Mehedi Hasan alias Abdul Wadud, one of the accused, got life imprisonment and was fined Tk 10,000 in the case. The court also gave 14 years of rigorous imprisonment to three other accused, including Md Anisul Islam alias Anis, and fined each Tk 10,000.

A total of 10 people, including Khandaker Kamal Uddin, were also acquitted from the murder attempt charge. The same court also gave nine people to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and fined Tk 20,000 each in a case filed under explosive substances act over the unearthing of 76 kg explosives near the rally venue of the then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Kotalipara in Gopalganj in 2000.

The 20-year imprisonment recipients are Md Yusuf alias Moshab Morol, Mehedi Hasan alias Abdul Wadud, Asim Akter alias Tarek Hossain, Md Mohibullah alias Mofizur Rahman, Mahmud Azhar, Md Rashed Driver alias Abul Kalam, Md Shah Newaz and Sheikh Md Enamul Haque.

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