Biswajit Das murder: Fugitive convict arrested in Bogura
Police have arrested a fugitive convict who was sentenced to life-term imprisonment in a case filed over the murder of Biswajit Das during a blockade enforced by BNP-led alliance 10 years ago.
Alauddin (32) was arrested around 3:30am today (July 15, 2022) from Bogura's Shibganj upazila, our local correspondent reports quoting Deepak Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Shibganj Police Station.
On December 9, 2012, Biswajit, 24, was hacked to death in broad daylight by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists while he was on way to his tailoring shop at Shakharibazar in Old Dhaka during a countrywide road-blockade programme.
Alauddin is a resident of Chotodhap village in Panchagarh district's Atwari upazila. He is the number four accused in the murder case. He had been on the run since the murder incident, said OC Deepak Kumar.
The arrest was made while the convict was at his in-laws' house at Mokamtala on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the OC added.
In 2013, Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 announced the verdict in the murder case. The trial court sentenced eight accused to death and 13 to life imprisonment. The convicts later appealed against the verdict.
Later, on August 6, 2017, the High Court upheld the death penalty of two of the eight convicts sentenced to death by the lower court, commuted the death sentence of four to life imprisonment and acquitted two others.