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Torn-apart, families wait in whimper for justice

6 Years After Bdr Carnage

Torn-apart, families wait in whimper for justice

Families of the Pilkhana carnage victims may have to wait for two more years to see the killers punished due to the lengthy nature of the judicial proceedings. It would take at least that much time before the higher courts concluded the legal procedures to pave way for the execution of verdicts handed down by a special court in November 2013, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam recently told The Daily Star. Six years after the gruesome incident, families of the 2009 carnage victims said they would wait that long for justice. THE...

Bench reformed to hear BDR carnage appeals

Bench reformed to hear BDR carnage appeals

The newly appointed Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha today reconstituted the special High Court bench for hearing and disposal of the appeal in BDR carnage case. The new junior member of the bench was Justice Nazrul Islam, who replaced Justice Mustafa Zaman. Two other judges – Justice Md Shawkat Hossain and Justice Md Abu...

Convicted BDR mutineer dies of brain tumour

A convicted mutineer of erstwhile Bangladesh Rifles, now Border Guard Bangladesh, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yearly yesterday. The dead, Subedar Abdus Sobhan, 63, was a resident of Uttar Kachhipara village in Patuakhali's Baufal upazila. Sobhan was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He was taken to the hospital from Dhaka Central Jail on Sunday after his condition deteriorated and died around 3:20am there, said his son Miraj Hawlader. He was awarded a four-year jail term as his involvement was found in...

Convicted BDR mutineer of Feni dies at DMCH

Convicted BDR mutineer of Feni dies at DMCH

A member of erstwhile Bangladesh Rifles (now Border Guard Bangladesh), who was sentenced to four years imprisonment in BDR mutiny case of Feni, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) early today. Abdus Sobhan Hawladar, 63, a former Subedar of BDR in Feni, breathed his last at the hospital around 3:30am. He was undergoing treatment...

HC accepts plea for quashing Pintu’s BDR carnage conviction

HC accepts plea for quashing Pintu’s BDR carnage conviction

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...

BDR CARNAGE CASE

Govt challenges acquittal of 69 BDR men

Govt challenges acquittal of 69 BDR men

The government has appealed to the High Court challenging the acquittal of 69 members of erstwhile Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) in a case filed for the massacre at Pilkhana headquarters in 2009. In the appeal submitted today, the government appealed the High Court to punish the BDR men saying that it has found evidence of...

Third BDR case at initial stage

The trial of the blast case in connection with 2009 BDR carnage is still in its initial stage, while the murder and mutiny cases have already been disposed of. Filed under the Explosive Substances Act, the long-drawn-out third case has recently witnessed another setback as the judge felt embarrassed to continue with the case, court sources said. “It was not possible to take testimony in the blast case due to time constraints. If we had produced witnesses in this case before,...

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