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HC upholds death penalty of convicts involved in journo murder

  • Published at 12:24 am November 1st, 2018
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ATN Bangla’s senior cameraman Late Shafiqul Islam Mithu Collected

After hearing the appeals from the convicts and the death referencesyesterday,the bench of Justices Bhabani Prasad Singha and Mustafa Zaman Islam upheld the verdict

The High Court has upheld the death sentences of the three convicts, in the 2010 murder case of ATN Bangla’s senior cameraman Shafiqul Islam Mithu.

After hearing the appeals from the convicts and the death referencesyesterday,the bench of Justices Bhabani Prasad Singha and Mustafa Zaman Islam upheld the verdict.

Shafiqul, 40, was kidnapped while he was going to the Kawran Bazar office from his Kawla residence on May 8, 2010. Later, on the following day, his body was found in an area under the Turag police station.

In October of the same year, police pressed charges against Mohammad Ratan, Mohammad Sujan, Mohammad Rahat and Mohammad Raju. 

Rahat was killed in a “gunfight” with police and theothers gave confessional statements.

In 2012, the court indicted the three suspects and in February 2013, Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman awarded them a death sentence.