11 ruling party activists convicted in attempt-to-murder case
A Lakshmipur court has sentenced 11 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Awami Juba League to different terms in jail in a case in connection with an attempt to murder the BCL’s district unit vice president Ashraful Alam.
In protest against the verdict, the BCL, the student front of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) brought out a procession in district town.
Awami Juba League is the youth front of the AL.
The demonstrators put barricade on the Raipur-Choumuhuni highway at Uttar Temuhoni causing a huge tailback on the both sides of the highway.
Lakshmipur district chief judicial magistrate Mohammad Halim Ullah Chowdhury gave the verdict on Wednesday.
The convicted included district BCL president Mahmudunnabi Sohel and general secretary Rakib Hossain Lotus.
Sources in the party and in the court said district BCL GS Lotus, vice president KM Bappi alias Pulsar Bappi and Lakshmipur municipality Juba League joint convener Ehtesham Haider Bappi have got five years in jail each.
District BCL members Shahadat Hossain Jewel, Shahadat Hossain Sajib and Miraz Hossain have been awarded one-year imprisonment.
BCL president Sohel, BCL workers Rupam, Mainuddin Rokey, Mohammad Kauser and Lakshmipur municipality ward-6 AL organising secretary Md. Manik were sentenced to one month in jail.
According to the case statement, district BCL vice president Ashraful Alam was hacked in the night on 5 September 2010 in Alia Madrasa area in the district town.
Ashraful’s father filed an attempt to murder case accusing 14 people and some other unnamed ones in connection with the attack incident.