Death reference hearing in N’ganj 7-murder starts

Death reference hearing in N’ganj 7-murder starts

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Dhaka – The High Court (HC) Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court on Monday started hearing on the death reference and appeals of 26 death sentenced convicts in the Narayanganj seven-murder cases.

A High Court bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam started hearing the death references and appeals. Deputy Attorney General MA Mannan Mohon presented the paper book of the cases. Earlier, on May 7, the paper book and all documents related to the murder case were sent to the High Court.

A court of Narayanganj on January 16 sentenced 26 persons, including three sacked RAB officials and former city councilor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different terms of imprisonments in the two cases filed in connection with the sensational seven-murder incident.

On 8 February, the HC accepted appeals of 15 convicts, including Nur Hossain and three sacked RAB-11 officials, challenging their death penalty in the seven-murder cases.

On April 27, 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area. At the same time, senior lawyer of the District Judge’s Court, Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were also abducted on their way to Dhaka.

Three days after their abduction, their decomposed bodies, including those of Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya river. The following day, the body of Nazrul’s chauffeur Jahangir was recovered from the river.

Later, Selina Islam Beauty, the widow of Nazrul Islam, filed a case against six persons while Advocate Chandan Sarkar’s son-in-law filed another case.  – Special Correspondent

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