Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and 10 others were taken to condemned cells this evening hours after they were awarded death penalty in a 10-truck arms haul case.
The other convicts brought to the condemned cells include five intelligence officials, including former DGFI (Directorate General of Forces Intelligence) director Maj Gen (retd) Rezzakul Haider Chowdhury, former National Security Intelligence (NSI) director general Brig Gen (retd) Abdur Rahim and deputy director Maj (retd) Liakat Hossain.
“We have taken them to condemned cells as their division in jail has been cancelled following the verdict,”
Sagir Ali, senior jail super of Chittagong Central Jail, told The Daily Star.
A special court in Chittagong today handed death penalty to 14 for smuggling in 10 truckloads of firearms in 2004.