A Trial court has awarded death penalty to 39 persons for their involvement with Fulgazi upazila parishad chairman Ekramul Haque murder.
The court of Feni District and Sessions Judge also acquitted 16 persons of the murder charges.
Earlier on February 13, Judge Aminul Haque of District and Session’s Judge Court fixed today for delivering the verdict.
The court then cancelled the bail of 22 accused and sent them to jail.
Of the total 56 accused, 36 persons are already in jail, nine did not appear before the court after being released on bail, 10 are on the run and one Ruti Sohel was killed in a gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion.
Ekram, also the president of Fulgazi upazila unit of Awami League, came under attack by armed miscreants in front of Bilasi Cinema Hall on May 20, 2014.
The attackers intercepted his microbus and fired at him from very close range and then set fire to the vehicle. They left the scene after confirming Ekram's death on the spot.
Ekram's brother Rezaul Haque Jasim filed a case against BNP leader Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury Minar and others with Feni Model Police Station on May 21, 2014.