Law Minister Anisul Huq said the government would seek higher punishment for BNP’s acting Chairman Tarique Rahman in the August 21 grenade attack cases.
The minister made the remarks soon after a trial court awarded death penalty to 19 persons, including former BNP state minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar while life imprisonment to 19 others, including BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman in one of the case.
He said: "The state would seek higher penalties as well for Abdul Harris Chowdhury and Kazi Shah Mofazzal Hossain Kaikobad."
"The government will challenge the verdict after getting the full text of it," he added.
Meanwhile, the government will try to bring fugitive convicts--Tarique Rahman, Harris Chowdhury, Mofazzal Hossain Kaikobad-- to the country, the minister further said.