The High Court has upheld a verdict of the lower court that sentenced death penalty to 10 persons in a case lodged over an attempt to murder Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting a 76-kilogram bomb at Kotalipara in Gopalganj in 2000.
The HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Badruzzaman are delivered the verdict after hearing death reference.
The High Court on September 16, 2020, started its hearing on the matter.
Dhaka 2nd Speedy Trial Tribunal on August 20, 2017, sentenced 10 persons to death in the case, as Judge Mamtaz in her order had said the convicts can be executed either by hanging or by shooting, with permission from the High Court.
Army men recovered a 76-kg powerful bomb on July 22, 2000, from the premises of Sheikh Lutfor Rahman Government Ideal College when a podium was being made for Prime Minister’s rally, according to the case documents.
Kotalipara Police Station sub-inspector Nur Hossain filed a case.
CID assistant superintendent of police Munshi Atikur Rahman on April 8, 2001, filed charge sheet against Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and others, according to the case.