6 get life in Sherpur bank robbery case
A court here on Wednesday sentenced six people life term imprisonment in Sadar upazila Surjadi Bazaar Sonali Bank branch robbery case.
The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each, in default, to suffer two years more in jail.
The convicts are Ziauddin, Bidyut Mia and Abdus Samad of Surjadi village, Abdul Kuddus and Mosharraf of Jangaldi village in Sadar upazila and Mukul Mia of Fakirpara village in Jamalpur district. All but Abdul Kuddus were tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, a gang of 20/25 robbers entered the bank branch breaking open the collapsible gate on the night of July 10, 1999. They tied up two audit officers and bank guard Abdul Haque and looted cash and valuables.
Hearing the hue and cry locals rushed to the spot. At this, the robbers blasted bombs and cocktails and sprayed bullets on them leaving four people injured. Later, critically injured Dulal Mia, 37, of the area died at the district general hospital.
Guard Abdul Haque filed a case in this connection. Sub Inspector Nurul Islam of Sadar PS submitted charge sheet against seven accused on February 27 in 2001.