Jhalakati judges murder convict JMB leader Asadul hanged

Jhalakati judges murder convict JMB leader Asadul hanged

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Dhaka – Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leader Asadul Islam alias Arif was hanged on Sunday night at Khulna Jail for killing two judges of Jhalakati in 2005.Asadul was hanged at Khulna District Jail at 10:30pm, said deputy commissioner of the district Nazmul Hasan.
The executed JMB leader will be buried at his father-in-law’s house at Udoypur village in Mollahat upazila of Bagerhat district, reports our Bagerhat correspondent.
Two judges — Jagannath Pandey and Shahid Sohel Ahmed — were killed in a suicide bomb attack at Purba Chadkati in the district town of Jhalakati on November 14, 2005.
JMB chief Shaikh Abdur Rahman, his second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, Rahman’s younger brother Ataur Rahman Sunny, his son-in-law Abdul Awal Molla alias Omar alias Shakil Ahmed, Amjad Hossain alias Khalid Saifullah, Iftekhar Hasan Al Mamun and Asadul were awarded death sentence by the trial court in Jhalakati on May 29, 2006 for killing the two judges.
The Appellate Division had upheld death penalty of six JMB leaders in the sensational killing case. The former six militants were executed on March 29, 2007.
Asadul, who had been on the run, was arrested from Mymensingh on July 10, 2007.
On August 28 last, the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha, rejected a petition filed by Asadul seeking review of its earlier judgment that upheld his death penalty.

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