A Nilphamari court on Sunday sent eight activists of Jamaat-e-Islami to jail in a case for killing five Awami League (AL) activists following an attack on the motorcade of Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor in 2013.Judge Mohammad Samiul Islam of the district court gave the order rejecting their bail prayers in a case filed in this connection.
Khairul Anam, secretary of district unit Jamaat, and Abdul Malek, secretary of Nilphamari Sadar unit Jamaat, were among the eight accused who appeared before the court seeking bail in the case.Earlier on December 14, 2013, the Jamaat-men allegedly carried out an
attack on the motorcade of Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor at Ramganj Bazar in Sadar upazila, leading to the death of two AL
activists and injuring others A series of clashes took place following the attack, leading to the death of three more people, including two AL activists.Babul AKhter, officer in-charge (investigation) of Sadar Police Station, filed the case against 1,500 unidentified people, including leaders and activists of the BNP-led 18-party alliance, in connection with the murders. -UNB, Nilphamari