Explosion at Ctg court: JMB’s ‘Boma Mizan’ gets death, another life term
A Chattogram court today sentenced Mizan alias "Boma Mizan", a top explosives expert and leader of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), to death and another militant to life term imprisonment in a case filed over the killing of two people, including a police constable, in a bomb attack on Chittagong court premise on November 29, 2005.
Ctg JMB's divisional commander Jabed Iqbal, who was given life term, was also fined Tk two lakh, in default of which he will have to serve two more years in jail.
The court also relieved JMB chief Abdur Rahman, Bangla Bhai and Ataur Rahman Sani from the charges as they were executed in another case.
Judge Abdul Halim of Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal of Chattogram delivered the verdict in presence of Jabed while Mizan is absconding.
Police Constable Rajib Barura and one Shahauddin, from Sitakunda upazila, were killed and 16 others were injured in a suicide bomb attack at the police check post on the court building premises.
Following the attack, two cases were lodged with Kotwali Police Station -- one was murder case while another was filed under Explosives Act.
The then former Inspector of Detectives of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Hla Ching Pru, now additional superintendent of police, submitted the charge sheet to the court, accusing five JMB leaders on May 18, 2006 in the murder case.
A Ctg court later framed charges against the militants on April 16, 2007 in the case.