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Attack on PM Hasina’s motorcade, 50 convicts sentenced to different terms in jail

Attack on PM Hasina's motorcade, 50 convicts sentenced to different terms in jail

Eastern Times  Correspondent, Dhaka, 4 February: The Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of Satkhira has sentenced 50 people to different terms in jail in the case filed over the attack on the convoy of then-opposition leader and current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2002.

Satkhira Chief Judicial Magistrate Humayun Kabir passed the order on Thursday.

Three convicts including former BNP lawmaker from Satkhira-1 constituency Habibul Islam Habib were sentenced to jail for 10 years and one named Abdul Kader was sentenced to 9 years in jail. The rest of them were given different terms in jail.

On August 30, 2002, PM Sheikh Hasina was returning to Magura from visiting a freedom fighter’s wife in Satkhira when her convoy got attacked in Kalaroa.

Hasina survived the attack relatively unscathed but many of the Awami League leaders were injured. Several journalists from Satkhira were also attacked.

On September 2, Kalaroa’s commander of freedom fighters Mohammad Moslem Uddin filed a case against 27 for the attack which was later dismissed due to not being recorded at the police station.

The case got reopened on 15th October 2014 and investigating officer of that time pressed charges against 50 accused in this connection.

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