The High Court today accepted for hearing an appeal against the conviction handed down to former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu in BDR carnage case.
A Dhaka court last November sentenced Pintu to life term imprisonment and fined him Tk 5 lakh for his involvement in the 2009 carnage at Pilkhana headquarters of Bangladesh Rifles, which has later been renamed as Border Guard Bangladesh.
At today’s hearing, the HC stayed a portion of the lawyer court verdict that fined him Tk 5 lakh.
The HC bench of Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Nazrul Islam Talukdar passed the order after a brief hearing on the apple.
Puntue submitted the appeal in January seeking acquittal of the charges.
Pintu and Awami League ward-level leader Torab Ali got life term in the Pilkhana carnage case.
Pintu, a former president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, was also convicted of instigating the massacre of 74 people including the 57 senior and mid-ranking officers while Torab of conspiring.