BNP to challenge grenade attack verdict

Kalerkantho Online   

10 October, 2018 14:49 PM

BNP to challenge grenade attack verdict

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BNP will appeal against the 21 grenade attack case verdict soon after receiving certified copies of the order.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the comment in an immediate reaction while replying journalists over the August 21 grenade attack verdict pronouncement.

Dhaka 1st Speedy Trial Tribunal has sentenced 19 people to death, including former BNP state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and 19 others, including BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment, in one case filed over the gruesome August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.

Judge Shahed Nuruddin of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 has pronounced the verdict around 12:25pm after a long wait for over 14 years.

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, however, said the party is not completely satisfied with the verdict pronounced in a case filed in connection with the gruesome August 21 grenade attack.

“Maximum punishment (capital punishment) should have been awarded to the masterminds involved in the grisly attack,” the AL senior leader opined, pointing to BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman.

He further said: “Mufti Hannan said in the confessional statement that Tarique Rahman was behind the attack and the attack was carried out under his endorsement.”