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2 cops testify in arms, drug cases filed against Nur Hossain

  • Published at 07:01 pm March 18th, 2021
Nur Hossain Narayanganj
Police escort Nur Hossain to Kashimpur jail from a court in Narayanganj on Thursday, March 18, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

In January this year, Nur Hossain was sentenced to life imprisonment in another arms case

Two investigating officers have testified before a court in Narayanganj in two cases filed against Nur Hossain, who was previously sentenced to death in the Narayanganj seven-murder case.

Narayanganj Additional District and Sessions Judge Sabina Yasmin on Thursday recorded the deposition of Siddhirganj police station sub-inspectors Sakhawat Hossain and Nazrul Islam in the drug and arms cases respectively. 

Prime accused Nur Hossain along with other accused, namely, Ali Mohammad, Jamal, Nur Hossain's brother Nur Uddin, and his nephew Councillor Shahjalal Badal were present on the dock.

Both the cases were filed with the police station in 2014.

Also Read - Death row convict Nur Hossain now gets life imprisonment in arms case

Additional Public Prosecutor Jasmin Ahmed said the court had set May 27 for the next round of proceedings in the cases.

On the same day, Nur Hossain was produced before the Narayanganj District and Sessions Judge's Court in another case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). 

Judge Mohammad Anisur Rahman also set May 27 for the next hearing.

Inspector Md Asaduzzaman of the court said Nur Hossain was brought to the Narayanganj court from Gazipur's Kashimpur jail amid tight security.

Later, he was sent back to jail, Asaduzzaman added.

Earlier in January this year, Narayanganj Additional District and Sessions Judge Sabina Yasmin sentenced Nur Hossain to life imprisonment in another arms case. 

On August 1, 2014, police recovered his pistol from beside the railway line in Dhaka's Malibagh Bazar area. The next day, police filed a case under the Arms Act with the Railway police station.

The seven-murder verdict

On April 27, 2014, Narayanganj city panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates, driver and senior lawyer at the District Judge's Court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were abducted in Narayanganj.

Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six of them were recovered from the Shitalakhya River. The following day, the body of Nazrul's driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.

A Narayanganj court on January 16, 2017, sentenced 26 people, including three sacked Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) officials and ex-city councillor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases.

On August 22, 2017, the High Court upheld the death sentence of 15 convicts, including Nur Hossain and three RAB officials, and commuted the capital punishment of 11 others to life imprisonment in two cases filed over the seven murders.

The court also upheld various jail terms of nine others in the cases.

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