AL leader’s son freed from jail after presidential clemency
The elder son of Lakshmipur municipality mayor Abu Taher, also a leader of ruling Bangladesh Awami League, who got his death sentence pardoned and life imprisonment commuted to 10 years by the president in separate murder cases, was released from jail on Tuesday.
AHM Aftab Uddin Biplob was freed from the jail in the morning after he served his jail terms in two cases, said jailer of Lakshmipur jail M Shah Alam, reports UNB.
On 18 September 2000, Nurul Islam, the then organising secretary of Lakshmipur unit of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was abducted and hacked to death by Biplob and his associates.
On 9 December 2003, divisional speedy trial tribunal of Chittagong sentenced five people, including Biplob, to death and nine others to life imprisonment in the case.
Biplob was awarded life time imprisonment in both the BNP activist Kamal murder case of 2001 and Islami Chhatra Shibir activist Mohsin killing case filed in 2000.
After absconding for over 10 years, Biplob surrendered before a court on 6 April 2011.
Later, his father filed mercy petitions with then president Zillur Rahman.
In July of the year, the president pardoned him in the Nurul Islam murder case.
In February 2012, the president commuted Biplob’s life time imprisonment in the Kamal and Mohsin killing cases to 10 years.