【Dhaka】Seven militants were sentenced to death for their involvement in 2016 Holey Artisan attack that left 22 people, including 17 foreigners, dead.
The seven death-row convicts -- Jahangir Hossain, Aslam Hossain Rash, Hadisur Rahman, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Md Abdus Sabur Khan, Shariful Islam Khaled and Mamunur Rashid Ripon – were also fined Tk 50,000 each. Another accused Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan was acquitted from the case as allegations brought against him could not be proved.
The five gunmen, who held the diners hostage and were killed inside the upscale bakery in a commando operation launched to end the siege, are Nibrash Islam, Mir Sabeh Mubashir and Rohan Ibne Imtiaz, Khairul Islam Payel and Shafiqul Islam Uzzal.
○MP Liton Murder: 7 sentenced to death
【Gaibandha】A court here on November 28 sentenced seven people to death for their roles in killing former Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton.
The convicts are – former Jatiya Party (JaPa) MP Abdul Quader Khan, Mehedi Hasan, Shahin Mia, Anwarul Islam, Abdul Mannan, Shamsuzzoha and Chandan Kumar. Another accused, Subol Chandra Das, died in prison.
Liton, a former MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency, was gunned down by miscreants at his village home in Masterpara of Sundarganj upazila on December 31, 2016.
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