Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

4 Shibir men get life term jail for killing BCL man

A Chittagong court yesterday sentenced four pro-Jamaat Islami Chhatra Shibir activists to life term imprisonment for killing a Bangladesh Chhatra League leader.
The fugitive convicts are Muzahidul Islam Selim, Md Hamid, Rahamat Ullah, and Md Selim.
The court also fined Tk 10,000 each of them in default to suffer two more years in jail while acquitted four others.
Judge Reza Tareque Ahmad of Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal pronounced the verdict, court sources said.
According to the prosecution, BCL leader Ariful Islam of the port city’s Bakalia thana unit was shot in the legs by some Shibir men on his way home on January 15, 2000 following a previous enmity over the then Chittagong City Corporation election.
Ariful died in Dhaka on January 19, 2000.
The victim’s father Sirazul Islam lodged a case with Bakalia police accusing eight Shibir activists.
Police submitted charge sheet on August 4, 2009.