Judicial

Narayanganj 7-murder: Nur Hossain jailed for life in arms case

A Narayanganj court on Wednesday sentenced Nur Hossain, death row convict of sensational Narayanganj seven-murder case, to life imprisonment in an arms case.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Begum Sabina Yasmin passed the order while the accused Nur, the former Narayanganj city councillor, was present.

The court also cleared him of an extortion charge, Additional Public Prosecutor Jasmin Ahmed said.

On August 2, 2014, the law enforcers recovered Nur’s illegal weapon from a crushed private car in the capital. A case was filed with Siddhirganj Police Station in this connection.

On August 22, 2017, the High Court upheld the death sentence of 15 convicts, including Nur and three Rapid Action Battalion officials, and commuted the penalty of 11 others to life term jail in two cases filed over the seven-murder.

On April 27, 2014, Narayanganj City Corporation panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah.

Also, senior lawyer at the District Judge’s Court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were abducted on their way to the capital.

Three days after the incident, the bodies of six of them, including Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the River Shitalakhya.

The following day, the body of Nazrul’s car driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.

Later, Selina Islam Beauty, the widow of Nazrul, filed a case against six people while Chandan’s son-in-law filed the other case.

Source: United News of Bangladesh