In Kushtia, the life of 6 people including A’League leaders
In Kushtia Sadar Upazila, the court sentenced six people, including UP Chairman, former general secretary of Sadar Upazila Awami League, to life imprisonment for killing a farmer named Masud Karim Laltu (46). At the same time, they have been ordered to pay a fine of 20,000 taka, and in default of payment, they have been ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment for another year. In addition, three people were sentenced to 5 years rigorous imprisonment, a fine of 10,000 taka, in default of payment, another year of rigorous imprisonment. 15 people were acquitted in this case.
Kushtia additional district and session judge court at around 11:30 am on Thursday. Tajul Islam gave this verdict. Court Public Prosecutor (PP) Anup Kumar Nandy confirmed the matter.
The deceased Masud Karim Laltu is the son of Sohrab Uddin Molla of Dahkula village.
Those sentenced to life imprisonment are – Akhtaruzzaman Biswas (53), his brother Habil Uddin Biswas (49), Bablu Biswas (46), Aktaruzzaman’s son Mahmudul Hasan Sabuj of the same village. , Rashedul Islam Bidyut (34), son of Kamruzzaman Biswas and Masud Gain (38), son of deceased Jalil Gain.
Four convicts were present in the court when the verdict was announced. Convicted Masood Gain and Vidyut are absconding. Soon after the verdict was announced, they were sent to the district jail under police guard.
According to the court sources, the accused killed Masud Karim alias Laltu Molla with Bhujali, Ballab, Fala and Ramda at around 9 am due to previous enmity in Dahkula village of Sadar Upazila of Kushtia on April 28, 2016. Later, the victim’s brother Mahbubul Karim Mollah filed a murder case against the accused at Kushtia Model Police Station.
After the investigation of the case, the investigating officer filed the charge sheet in the court on January 4, 2017 in the name of 24 people. After that, the court fixed the date of pronouncement of the verdict after the testimony of the witness in this case. The court judge ordered the punishment of the accused in the case.
The court’s public counsel (PP) Anup Kumar Nandi said that Laltu was killed due to dominance. The court sentenced the six accused to life imprisonment as they were found guilty in the case. Four life convicts were present in the court when the verdict was announced.