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18 September, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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One to die, 10 get life for gold smuggling, murder in 2 dists

UNB, Chuadanga, Kishoreganj

A tribunal in Chuadanga sentenced a youth to life imprisonment in a gold smuggling case yesterday while ten individuals including four siblings have been awarded life imprisonment for murder in Kishoreganj on Monday.

In Chuadanga, a tribunal sentenced a young man to life imprisonment in a gold smuggling case.

The lifer is Selim Miah, 24, son of Abdul Quader of Karpasdanga village in Damurhuda upazila.

According to the prosecution, a patrol team of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained Selim along with 1.648 kg gold from near Darshana Filling Station in Jibannagar upazila on October 31, 2018.

Havildar Shawkat Ali of BGB Chuadanga Battalion-6 had filed a case in this regard.

Judge of the Special Tribunal-1 M Rabiul Islam handed down the verdict on Monday afternoon after examining the records and witnesses. In Kishoreganj, ten individuals including four siblings have been awarded life imprisonment in the case relating to the killing of Manik Mia,33, who died in attack by the rivals centering grabbing of land at Karimganj.

Mohammad Abdur Rahim, Judge of First Additional District and Sessions Judge Court of Kishoreganj, pronounced the verdict on Monday. The court also fined each of them taka five lac.  Besides, thirteen other accused were acquitted as the charge against them could not be proved.

Out of 23 accused, a total of 22 accused including 10 lifers were present at the court.

Those awarded life term are : Manik, Badal, Noyon, Sujon, Alamgir, Mizan, Lokman, Gias Uddin, Rahmat and Mamun.

Of them Manik, 37, Badal, Noyon and Sujon are siblings, and sons of Abdul Hekim Baghu Male of village Palikanda under Gujaria union of Karimganj upazila. The rest are also the residents of the same village.

According to the case statement, resident of village Palikanda Abdul Hekim Baghu Male had a long-time land dispute with Palikanda Government Primary School Assistant teacher Abdur Rashid.

Centering the land dispute, supporter of Abdul Hekim Baghu Male started harvesting jute of Abdur Rashid of Palaikanda. At this time, Rashid’s men obstructed them but supporters of Hekim Baghu Mal swooped on them on August 6 in 2011,

Rashid’s nephew M Manik Mia who was critically injured in the indigenous weapon attack by the opponents, was rushed to Karimganj Upazila Health Complex where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

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