HC upholds death penalty for 5 militants

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HC upholds death penalty for 5 militants

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:37 PM, 10 February 2020   Updated: 07:54 PM, 10 February 2020

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The High Court (HC) on Monday upheld a verdict of the subordinate court sentencing five operatives of banned outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death for killing a Public Prosecutor of Jhalakathi. 

The HC bench of Justice Soumendra Sarker and Justice Shahed Nuruddin passed the order after hearing the appeal filed by the convicts.

The condemned convicts are - Murad Hossain of Khulna, Tanvir Hasan alias Mehedi Hasan and Belal Hossain of Barguna, and Amir Hossen and Sagir Hossen of Dhaka. Among them, Bellal is on the run.

Advocate SM Shahjahan and Md Kamal stood for the convicts while Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ahmed represented the state in the court.

Public prosecutor Haidar Hossain shot to death by the JMB men when he was returning home from Jhalakathi Jail Mosque after offering Esha prayers on April 11, 2007. 

On February 12, 2015, a Jhalakathi court sentenced the five JMB operatives to death in Haider Hossain murder case. Later, the convicts moved the High Court challenging the verdict.