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JMB ex-commander gets 20 years in jail in Chittagong

The court also acquitted three other accused in the case

Update : 09 May 2023, 06:06 PM

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced Ershad Hossain, a former commander of banned militant organization Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment in a Explosive Act case filed in 2016.

The court of Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Shariful Alam Bhuiyan delivered the judgement in presence of the convict.

The court also fined Tk20,000, in default, he will have to suffer more one year imprisonment.

The court also acquitted three other accused Bulbul Ahmed Fuad, 26, Md Sujan, 24, and Mahbubur Rahman Khokon, 35 from the case as the charges were not proved against them.

According to the case statement, police carried out a raid at a rented house adjacent to NR Steel Mill of city's Akbar Shah police station on March 23, 2015 and arrested Ershad along with explosive materials, bomb making equipment, Jihadi books in his possession from that house.

Sub-Inspector Shahidur Rahman filed a case with Akbar Shah police station against four people.

Police submitted the charge sheet before the court under the Explosives and Anti-Terrorism Act on April 8, 2016 against them.

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