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In the first verdict under the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, a Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced three policemen to life term imprisonment and two police informants to seven years’ jail in a case filed over the custodial death of Ishtiaque Hossain Jonny in 2014.

The convicts are former sub-inspector Jahidur Rahman, former assistant sub-inspectors Qamruzzaman Mintu and Rashedul Islam of of Pallabi Police Station and their informers Md Sumon and Md Russell.

Metropolitan sessions judge’s court judge KM Emrul Kayesh passed the order.

The court also fined each of the three cops Tk 100,000, in default, to suffer six-month more jail.

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