Six awarded death penalty for killing police telecom operator

Six awarded death penalty for killing police telecom operator

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The Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka on Tuesday sentenced six people to death for killing Rajarbagh police telecom department operator Golam Shamsul Haider eight years ago.
Judge Shahed Nuruddin of the tribunal sentenced two other convicts to suffer imprisonment for their whole lives. Those sentenced death, include three of Haider’s colleagues. They are the telecom department’s office assistant Mohammad Hafizul Hossain, accountant Mohammad Abdul Latif and Superintendent Anwar Hossain Sarker. Other three life sentenced convicts are: Babul alias Tapan Chakrobarty, Mohammad Wasim and Mohammad Kajal Mia.
Life-term sentenced convicts are Shamsul Alam and Rajan Mia. They were also fined Tk 100,000 each. They will have to serve a year’s rigorous imprisonment if they fail to pay the fines, Special Public Prosecutor of the case, Abu Abdullah Bhuiyan, told the newsmen.
Of the convicts, Hafiz, Latif, Babul and Rajan are on the run while another accused, Rana Mia, died during the investigation process of the case.
Shamsul Haider was hacked to death on the street in front of the AGB Colony in Motijheel of the capital on Sept 6, 2006. His elder brother Abul Kamal Azad filed the murder case with the Motijheel Police Station. – Court Correspondent

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