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PM Hasina assassination attempt: Court to deliver verdict Oct 29

  • Published at 08:20 pm October 16th, 2017
PM Hasina assassination attempt: Court to deliver verdict Oct 29
A Dhaka court has set October 29 for delivering its verdict in two cases filed over the attempted assassination of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 28 years ago at her family residence in Dhanmondi. Judge Md Zahidul Kabir of Dhaka Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court set the date on Monday after the conclusion of hearing arguments in both the cases. According to the cases, seven or eight armed activists of Bangladesh Freedom Party, riding two three-wheelers, came to the residence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of Sheikh Hasina, at Road 32 in Dhanmondi on August 11, 1989. Forcing into the residence, the miscreants hurled grenades and opened fire at the building, where Hasina, also the president of the Awami League, was staying at the time. In retaliation, police members Habilder Jahirul Haque and Constable Zakir Hossain, who were stationed at the premises for security, opened fire at the attackers, who fled the scene chanting slogans, such as “Col Farooq Zindabad”. Later, Jahirul filed two cases with Dhanmondi police station under the Explosives Substances Act and the Penal Code. On February 20, 1997, the then assistant superintendent of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Khalekuzzaman, who also investigated the cases, submitted charge sheets accusing 16 people. The accused inlcude Najmul Maksud Murad, Lt Col Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Gulam Sarwar Faruk alias Mamun, Joj Miah, Freedom Sohel, Gazi Imam Hossain, Khandaker Amirul Islam Kajol, Mizanur Rahman, Humayun Kabir, Md Shajahan Balu, Jafar Ahmed, H Kabir, and Maj (retd) Bazlul Huda and Lt Col (retd) Syed Farooq Rahman who were executed in Bangabandhu murder case in 2010. The trial in the cases began on July 5, 2009.