HC starts hearing death reference, appeals
The High Court yesterday started hearing on the death reference and appeals in a case filed over a suicide bomb attack inside the Gazipur Bar Association office in 2005 that killed nine people and injured scores of others.
The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice JBM Hassan began the hearing with the statements read out by Deputy Attorney General Shaikh AKM Moniruzzaman Kabir.
The bench also fixed today for resuming the hearing.
On November 29, 2005, suicide bomber Md Nazir Hossain, also known as Shariat Ullah of Gaibandha, walked into the office on the ground floor of the Hall Building-2 at the Bhawal Rajbari court and detonated the bomb strapped to his body. The bombing was apparently a part of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh's attack on the judiciary.
On June 20, 2013, a Dhaka court sentenced 10 members of JMB to death for carrying out the suicide attack.
The death reference of the case reached the HC in seven days. The convicts in the same year filed 10 separate appeals with the HC.
The convicts are Enayet Ullah alias Walid, Arifur Rahman, Moshidul Islam alias Masud, Saidur Munshi, Abdullah Al Sohaien, Nizam Uddin Reza, Taibur Rahman alias Hassan, Ashraful Islam, Md Shafiullah alias Tarek and Adnan Sami alias Jahangir.
All the convicts are in jail, DAG Moniruzzaman told The Daily Star.