BNP leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu and local Awami League leader Torab Ali, among other convicts, were sentenced to life term imprisonment in the country’s largest-ever case of killing at the Pilkhana HQs of now-defunct Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) in February 2009.
The court also fined them Tk 5 lakh each, in default, to suffer five years more in jail.
Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge M Akhtaruzzaman handed down the verdict when 152 convicts were sentenced to death, 463 to different jail terms and 271 others acquitted.
The verdict was delivered at a makeshift court set up at Bakshibazar Alia Madrasah field.
A total of 73 people, including 57 senior army officers, were killed during the bloody mutiny at Pilkhana in the capital on February 25-26, 2009.
In the murder case, about 850 people, including Pintu, Torab Ali and then BDR official Touhidul Islam were made accused.
Source: UNB Connect