HC upholds death penalty of JMB man
The High Court yesterday upheld the death sentence of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leader Salahuddin alias Salehin, who was convicted of killing a Christian youth in Jamalpur 10 years back.
Salahuddin, a Majlish-e-Shura member of the banned Islamist outfit, is now in Dhaka Central Jail's condemned cell, Deputy Attorney General Md Selim told The Daily Star.
Led by Salahuddin, a group of JMB men killed Hridoy Roy of Sonarchar in Jamalpur's Sarishabari upazila on April 23, 2003, as he allegedly converted poor Muslim locals to Christianity, says the case statement.
A murder case was filed with Sarishabari Police Station following the incident without naming any suspects.
On August 20, 2007, the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 of Dhaka passed a death sentence on Salahuddin after the investigation revealed that JMB men were behind the killing.
The HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Emdadul Haque Azad upheld that verdict as the charges against Salahuddin were proved beyond doubt.
On January 15, the HC upheld Salahuddin's death sentence in another murder case.