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Prosecution expects death penalty of all accused

Independent Online Desk
Prosecution expects death penalty of all accused
Chief Prosecutor Advocate Syed Rezaur Rahman,Photo :Collected

The chief prosecutor and investigation officer (IO) in the 21-August grenade attack cases have expected capital punishment to all of its accused.

“During our arguments at the court, we’ve been able to probe allegations against all of the accused in the grenade attack cases beyond any doubt with
placing testimony of 225 prosecution witnesses,” Chief Prosecutor Advocate Syed Rezaur Rahman told BSS.

“We’ve sought the highest punishment of all the accused in accordance with law as the all allegations against them have been proved beyond any doubt,” he said.

On August 22, 2004, police filed two separate cases with Motijheel Police Station in connection with the grenade attack.

Additional Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police Abdul Kahar Akand said: “We are expecting capital punishment of all the accused in the 21 August grenade attack cases as enough evidences to probe allegations against the accused have already been submitted before the court”.

Akand, also investigation officer of the cases, said: “There are enough evidences against the accused for perpetrating, masterminding, abetting, and destroying evidences to give the highest punishment against them”.

A total of 24 AL leaders and workers, including Ivy Rahman, the then Mohila Awami League President and wife of late President Zillur Rahman, were
killed and around 500 others injured in the monstrous grenade attack.

A total of 52 people were accused in the cases while prosecution suggested an influential quarter of the then BNP regime, including party’s senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, was involved in the attack by engaging militant outfit HuJI, and subsequently made a desperate attempt to save the assailants.

A total of 31 accused, including two former ministers, faced the trial in person while 18 including Tarique were tried in absentia.

Tarique, now in London, and 17 others including several intelligence officials were earlier declared “absconding” as they were on ‘run-to-evade- justice’.

Eight suspects, including three former police chiefs, were on bail as the trial was underway. On September 18, the court scrapped their bail and sent
them to jail.

Three of the accused, including top HuJI leader Mufty Abdul Hannan, however, were executed after trial in other cases.BSS.

HM

 

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