Verdict in CPB rally bombing case today


The verdict in a murder case filed over the bomb blast on a CPB rally in Dhaka's Paltan in 2001 is scheduled to be delivered today (on Monday), reports UNB.

Additional metropolitan magistrate court judge Rabiul Alam will deliver verdict.

Earlier on 2 December, the court fixed the date after concluding the arguments of the both sides.

Testimonies of 46 witnesses were recorded.

The accused were Mufti Abdul Hannan, Mufti Moin Uddin Sheikh, Arif Hasan Sumon, Mawlana Sabbir Ahmed, Shawkat Osman alias Sheikh Farid, Md Mashiur Rahman, Jahangir Alam Badar, Mohibul Muttakin, Aminul Mursalin, Mufti Abdul Hai, Mufti Shafikur Rahman, Rafikul Islam Miraj and Nur Islam.

Among them Mufti Hannan’s death sentence was executed in another case and Mainuddin Sheikh, Arif Hasan Suman, Maulana Sabbir, Shawkat Osman and Mashiur Rahman are in jail while the rest are on the run.

According to the case statement, on 20 January 2001, five people were killed and 50 others injured in bombing a Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) rally at Paltan ground in Dhaka on 21 January 2001.

The case was closed in December 2003 as investigations found no evidence against the accused people in the case and later in 2005 the case was reopened.