Chattogram tribunal sentences 5 members to death for bomb attack on naval base

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Published: 8/17/2022 6:33:34 AM

A Chattogram tribunal today sentenced five members of the banned militant group Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death for the bomb attack on a naval base in Chattogram.

Chattogram Anti-Terrorism Tribunal Judge Abdul Halim pronounced the verdict and also fined them Tk 50,000 each.

The death row convicts are former Navy member M Sakhawat Hossain; Isha Kha Base's ball pickers Abdul Mannan and Ramzan Ali; Abdul Gaffar, brother of Mannan; and Bablu Rahman alias Rony, a mess worker.

Among the convicts, Sakhawat remains absconding while the four others were present in the courtroom when the verdict was pronounced.

The JMB attackers detonated bombs at the mosques during Juma prayers on December 18, 2015. The incident left 24 defence personnel and civilians injured. Ten of them were hospitalised.

After a long probe, investigation officer Osman Goni (inspector investigation) of EPZ Police Station submitted two charge sheets on October 25, 2017.

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