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Verdict against Nafis in US on Eid day likely

Verdict against Nafis in US on Eid day likely

Dhaka – Bangladeshi national Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, now detained in the USA for his alleged plot to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, is awaiting the verdict which is likely to be delivered on Friday, the day when many Muslim countries will celebrate their biggest festival,  Eid-ul-Fitr.The degree of punishment is likely to be lower as Nafis made his confessional statement at a court in New York admitting his guilt.
Bangladesh mission in the US is closely monitoring the trial, and Bangladeshi official will be present at the court during the verdict pronouncement, diplomatic sources said.
The primary hearing on the case started at Brooklyn’s Eastern district Federal court in New York in January second week.
The lawyer who stood in the court for Nafis strongly pleaded that Nafis is innocent as he has been implicated in the case in a planned way.
Earlier, Nafis claimed in the court that the allegations brought against him were not true, and he was innocent.
Nafis’ parents also said the allegations against their son were totally false.
On October 17, the FBI arrested 21-year-old Nafis after he reportedly tried to detonate a fake 1,000-pound (454-kg) car bomb outside the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan, according to a criminal complaint.
Nafis went to the United States on a scholarship in January last year after completing five semesters in BBA at North South University. – UNB

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