Judicial

Jhalakathi PP murder: HC upholds death sentence of 5 JMB men

The High Court (HC) on Monday upheld a verdict of the subordinate court sentencing five members of Banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death for murdering a Jhalakathi Public Prosecutor in 2007.

Justice Soumendra Sarker and Justice Shahed Nuruddin 's bench passed the order after hearing the appeal filed by the convicts on Sunday while the full verdict was released the following day.

The convicts are Bellal Hossain, Abu Shahadat Md Tanvir alias Mehedi hasan, Murad Hossain, Sagir Hossain and Amir Hossain.

Bellal is on the run.

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

The JMB men shot dead public prosecutor Haidar Hossain on April 11, 2007.

On February 12, 2015, a Jhalakathi court sentenced the five men to death. Later, the convicts moved the High Court challenging the verdict.

Source: United News of Bangladesh