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As it happened: HujiB leader Hannan and aides buried

  • Published at 09:45 pm April 12th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:41 pm April 13th, 2017
As it happened: HujiB leader Hannan and aides buried
8:17am- Militant Hannan has been buried at his village home Kotalipara’s Hiron village in Gopalganj around 5:45am. [caption id="attachment_57878" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Elder brother Aliuzzaman Munshi receiving the body of HujiB leader Hannan Dhaka Tribune Elder brother Aliuzzaman Munshi receiving the body of HujiB leader Hannan DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] His aide Delwar Hossain Ripon has been buried in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura around 1:30am and Sharif Sahedul Bipul buried in Chandpur around 4:40am. 12:04am (April 13)-  Two ambulances carrying Hannan and Bipul's bodies leave for Gopalganj and Chandpur, Our Correspondents Tarek Mahmud and Raihanul Islam Akand reports from the spot. [caption id="attachment_57834" align="aligncenter" width="800"]An ambulance carrying the body of one of the executed HujiB men leaves Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur on April 12, 2017 Mehedi Hasan/DHAKA TRIBUNE An ambulance carrying the body of one of the executed HujiB men leaves Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur. Mufti Hannan and Bipul were executed at 10pm on April 12, 2017 Mehedi Hasan/DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] 11:45pm- Jail sources say hangmen Raju and Suku Mia took part in the executions at Kashimpur Jail while hangman Faruk executed Ripon. 10:45pm- Gazipur Deputy Commissioner SM Alam and Civil Surgeon Dr Mohammad Monzurul Hoque leaves Kashimpur Jail premises. 10:40pm- An ambulance carrying Ripon's body leaves for Moulvibazar, says Our Sylhet Correspondent. 10:35pm- Gazipur Superintendent of Police Harun Ur Rashid says: "Mufti Hannan and Bipul have been executed in two adjacent gallows at the same time. "Their autopsies have been completed and bodies will be sent to their village homes in two ambulances amid tight security." [arve url="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Falam.khan.9210%2Fvideos%2F10202038933769899%2F&show_text=0&width=400"/] 10:31pm- Gazipur Superintendent of Police Harun Ur Rashid leaves Kashimpur Central Jail. 10:20pm- Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin leaves Kashimpur Jail premises. 10:01pm- Senior Jail Superintendent of Kashimpur Central Jail Mizanur Rahman tells the Dhaka Tribune: "Mufti Hannan and Bipul has been executed at 10pm." Senior Jailer of Sylhet Central Jail Sagir Mia says: "Hannan's aide Delwar Hossain Ripon has been executed at 10pm." [caption id="attachment_57814" align="aligncenter" width="800"]DHAKA TRIBUNE Senior Jailer Sagir Miah briefs media after the execution of HujiB member Delwar Hossain Ripon on April 12, 2017 DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] 10:00pm- Jail authorities of Kashipur and Sylhet jails executes three HujiB men Hanna, Bipul, Ripon. 9:42pm- Gazipur Superintendent of Police Harun Ur Rashid enters Kashimpur Central Jail.   9:35pm- Gazipur Deputy Commissioner SM Alam reaches Kashimpur Central Jail. 8:30pm- Gazipur Civil Surgeon Dr Mohammad Monzurul Hoque enters the jail. 8:00pm- Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin enters Kashimpur Jail premises. 7:10pm- Senior Jailer Sagir Miah says that Ripon’s family has arrived at Sylhet central jail. They arrived in two microbuses and one CNG auto rickshaw. The 20-25 family members included Ripon’s parents and brothers. 6:40pm- Two ambulances arrive at the jail premises.   6:36pm- Senior Jail Superintendent of Kashimpur Central Jail Mizanur Rahman says that preparations for the execution of Mufti Hannan and his associate Bipul were being undertaken by Kashimpur Central Jail officials. He adds that the execution will be conducted by one Raju along with two assistants and that Mufti Hannan’s health had been checked by Kara Doctor Mizanur Rahman and that it would be checked once more in the evening.
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5pm- Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says: "All the legal preparations to execute Mufti Hannan has been completed. It will be done at anytime.” 4:15pm: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Prisons Touhidul Islam arrives at Kashimpur central jail. 2:00pm- Mufti Hannan’s brothers of Mohammad Anis and Md Mohibul who are serving life terms meets him, says Senior Jail Superintendent of Kashimpur Central Jail Mizanur Rahman.
Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (HujiB) members attempted to assassinate Anwar Choudhury, the then UK high commissioner in Dhaka, at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal in Sylhet on May 21, 2004. Choudhury escaped death, but three people were killed in the attack which left over 70 others injured. A Sylhet court on December 23, 2008 sentenced Hannan and his aides Delwar Hossain Ripon and Sharif Shahedul Bipul to death and two others to life-time imprisonment for their role in the attack. The High Court upheld the sentences in February 2016. Later in the same month, the death row convicts appealed to the Appellate Division but to no avail, as the death penalty was upheld there as well. The full verdict was published on January 17. The death warrant was read out to Mufti Hannan on February 6 and his review petition against the sentence was rejected on March 19. On March 21, the Appellate Division released the full text of its verdict confirming the death penalties. The HujiB militant group was formed in 1992 and claims to have carried out at least 14 attacks, killing more than 100 people in the pursuit of “establishing Shariah law in Bangladesh.” The group later split into three factions. The militant leader, who was reportedly blessed by the then BNP-Jamaat government, was arrested along with his wife and four children from the capital’s Badda area on October 31, 2005. Mufti Hannan also carries death sentence for the blasts at Ramna Batamul during the Pohela Boishakh celebrations in 2001, in which 10 people were killed. HujiB claims the festival is un-Islamic. He was given life-term imprisonment for the attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000. The trial in the much-talked case filed over the August 21 grenade attack in 2004 is now underway.