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12:00 AM, August 19, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 19, 2008

Jail Killing Case

Delivery of judgment on appeals begins

The High Court yesterday started delivering judgment on appeals along with death references in the Jail Killings Case, closing legal arguments from both sides.
Four national leaders--Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, M Mansur Ali and AHM Qamaruzzaman-- were gunned down by a cabal of army men inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975.
A designated death-reference division bench of the High Court comprising Justice Nozrul Islam Chowdhury and Justice M Ataur Rahman Khan started delivering the judgment after 2:00pm.
On October 20, 2004, the trial court sentenced three--Risalder (retd) Muslemuddin, Dafadar (dismissed) Marfat Ali Shah and Dafadar (dismissed) Abul Hashem Mridha-- to death and awarded life imprisonment to 12 mid-level army officers for the killing.
It had acquitted four politicians and an army officer of the killings charges.
Those awarded life imprisonment are Lt Col (dismissed) Syed Farook Rahman, Lt Col (retd) Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Maj (retd) Bazlul Huda, Lt Col (dismissed) Khondaker Abdur Rashid, Lt Col (relieved) Shariful Huq Dalim, Lt Col (retd) SHMB Noor Chowdhury, Maj (Retd) AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Lt Col (retd) AM Rashed Chowdhury, Major (relieved) Ahmed Sharful Hossain, Capt (retd) Abdul Mazed, Captain (relieved) Kismat Hashem, and Captain (relieved) Nazmul Hossain Ansar.

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