Death-row convict Nur Hossain gets life term in arms case

A court in Narayanganj sentenced Nur Hossain, a death-row convict in seven murder case, to life-term imprisonment in an arms case.

Narayanganj Additional District and Sessions Judge (2nd) Sabina Yasmin pronounced the verdict in presence of Nur Hossain at 12:15pm on Thursday (August 4).

Additional PP Adv Md Salah Uddin Sweet said the court handed down the verdict in the 2014 arms case on the basis of the witnesses’ testimonies and evidence.

He said law enforcers seized a pistol, 8 rounds of bullets and 8 rounds of cartridges from the ground room of Nur Hossain’s store room at Simrail area in Siddhirganj on May 15, 2014.

On the following day, a case was filed at Siddhirganj Police Station under two sections of the Arms Act. After investigation into the case, police submitted a report to the court in that year.

On Thursday, Nur Hossain was sentenced to life imprisonment in that arms case.

Earlier in the morning, Nur Hossain was brought at the Narayanganj court from Kashimpur High Security Prison through a prison van amid tight security measures ahead of the verdict. Following the pronouncement of the verdict, he was again taken to Kashimpur High Security Prison amid tight security measures.

On April 27, 2014, seven persons including Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) panel mayor Nazrul Islam and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker, were abducted from the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road.

Their bodies were found floating on the Shitalakshya river on April 30.

Following the incident, Nazrul’s widow Selina Islam Beauty filed a case against six people while Chandan Sarker’s son-in-law filed another case.

On January 16, 2017, a Narayanganj District and Sessions Judge court sentenced 26 people, including Nur Hossain and three former RAB officials, for murder after abduction of the seven persons. Since then, he has been in Kashimpur Prison.

On August 22 of the same year, the High Court upheld the death sentences of 15 convicts, including Nur Hossain and three RAB officials, and commuted the penalty of 11 others to life-term jail in the two cases filed over the murders.

Besides, Siddhirganj police, being the plaintiff, filed a case against Nur Hossain under the Arms Act in 2014.

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