Verdict of 2005 Ctg court bombing today...

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Verdict of 2005 Ctg court bombing today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:25 AM, 3 October 2021  

Chattogram court; File Photo

Chattogram court; File Photo

The verdict in the case of killing two people, including a policeman, by bombing a police checkpost in Chattogram court premises will be given today (Sunday, October 3). With this verdict, the long 16-year wait is coming to an end.

Earlier on September 21, the court of Judge Abdul Halim of Chattogram Anti-Terrorism Tribunal fixed the date for the verdict after a hearing between the state and the defendant. Accused Jabed Iqbal was present at that time.

State lawyer Manoranjan Das said the court had fixed October 3 for the verdict after ending all the legal proceedings. “We have been able to prove the allegations against the accused. We are hopeful for the maximum punishment,” he added. 

The banned militant group JMB carried out a bomb attack on a police checkpost at Chattogram court premises on November 29, 2005. Police constable Rajib Barua and footballer Shahabuddin Ahmed were killed in that attack. A lawsuit was filed with Kotwali Police Station over the incident.

After submitting the chargesheet against Jabed Iqbal and five others in the case on May 18, 2016, the judge framed charges and ordered the trial to begin. 

Other accused – JMB chief Shaykh Abdur Rahman, second-in-command Siddiqur Rahman alias Bangla Bhai and JMB military commander Ataur Rahman Sunny were hanged in another case, as a result, the court acquitted their names from the case. 

Among the other two accused, Jahidul Islam alias Bomaru Mizan is currently absconding and Jabed Iqbal is in jail.