Family of Deen Mohammad, one of the convicts of 10-truck arms haul case who has received death penalty verdict, break down in tears after the verdict outside the Chittagong court premises today. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das
Families of former NSI field officer Akbar Hossain Khan and smuggler Deen Mohammad expressing dissatisfaction with the verdict, said that they will appeal to the higher court against death penalty in the 10-truck arms haul cases.
Selima Sultana, wife of Khan, said they have decided to go to the higher court as she thinks the judgement has deprived them of justice.
"My husband had to carry out his job as a government officer as he was in service at that time," Sultana said in a reaction before the reporters after the judgement.
"He had no personal intention to commit the offence."
A special court in Chittagong today handed death penalty to 14 including Jamaat chief and then industries minister Motiur Rahman Nizami and then state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar for smuggling in 10 truckloads of firearms in 2004.
Minu Ara, wife of Deen Mohammad, broke into tears and grieved how she will carry on with the responsibility of her three daughters and one son now.
She also said she would appeal against the verdict.