High Court upholds Kamrul Islam Momin case verdict | The Daily Star
01:38 PM, December 07, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:49 PM, December 07, 2017

HC upholds death sentence of 2 accused in Momin murder case

High Court today confirmed the death sentence of two accused and upheld life imprisonment of six other in the sensational Kamrul Islam Momin murder case.

Momin, 22, a student of Dhaka Commerce College was shot dead near his Ibrahimpur residence in the capital city on September 13, 2005.

High Court has exempted the then officer in-charge of Motijheel Police Station AKM Rafiqul Islam who was sentenced to death by the lower court concerned command from the charge of the case as he has died.

The two death row accused are Shakhawat Hossain Jewel and Tareq alias Zia. They are absconding.

The High Court also upheld the life term imprisonment of six other accused in the case.

The six are: Monir Howlader, Hasibul Haque Johnny, Jafar Ahmed, Sharifuddin, Habibur Rahman Taj and Thoth Ucha Babu.

Among the six, Habibur and Babu are in jail and the others are absconding.

The High Court bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam delivered the verdict after hearing the death reference of the case and the appeals filed by Habibur and Babu.

Assistant Attorney General, Bashir Ahmed told The Daily Star that the High Court affirmed the conviction and sentences of the accused as the allegations brought against them of their involvement in killing Momin have been proved beyond reasonable doubt.

A group of criminals shot Momin dead on his way to college on September 13 in 2005. He was a 3rd year student of the department of management at Dhaka Commerce College and vice-president of pro-JSD Chhatra League Dhaka city unit.

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