2 JMB militants sentenced to 20-year in prison...

2 JMB militants sentenced to 20-year in prison

 Khulna Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:59 PM, 22 May 2022   Updated: 08:30 PM, 22 May 2022

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A Khulna court has sentenced two members of the banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to 20 years in prison in a case filed under the Explosives Act. 

The court also fined Tk 1 lakh each.  In default of the payment, they will have to be in jail for six more months. 

Judge SM Ashikur Rahman of Khulna Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court handed down the judgement on Sunday.

The convicts are - Nur Mohammad Anik, son of Abdur Rahman of Morabari area of Ghior Upazila of Manikganj district and Mozahidul Islam, son of Md Rezaul Karim of Ghasurduar area of Shibganj Upazila of Bogura district. The accused were present in the court when the verdict was announced. 

Confirming the information, Public Prosecutor Sabbir Ahmed said Rafi and Anik were accused in other cases as well. In court they had also admitted to bombing several places, he added. 

On January 25, 2020, tipped off, police carried out a raid at a house in the Sonadanga area of Khulna. They detained Anik and Rafi and confiscated a huge quantity of chemicals and several remote controls found in their possession.

During interrogation, the two later admitted to being members of the banned militant outfit JMB.

Sub-Inspector Rohit Kumar Biswas filed a case under the Explosives Act against them on the same day. On August 22 of the same year, the investigation officer of the case, Metropolitan Detective Branch Inspector of Police Md Enamul Haque, submitted a chargesheet against them.