A Sylhet court on Thursday sentenced two close aides of executed Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) chief Shaykh Abdur Rahman to 30 years’ jail in an arms case.
The convicts are Md Moyejul Islam alias Hridoy Chowdhury, 49, a resident of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj and Azizul alias Hanif, 34, a resident of Koyra upzila in Khulna.
Judge Md Ibrahim Miah of Sylhet Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court pronounced the verdict in presence of the two convicts at a jam-packed courtroom.
The court also fined them Tk1 lakh each, in default, to serve seven years more in prison.
Thirty-three out of 43 prosecution witnesses (PWs) gave depositions before the court.
On March 2, 2007, law enforcers arrested JMB chief shaykh Abdur Rahman and his two accomplices Moyejul and Aziz, along with huge arms and ammunition from a house, Surjodigholbari, under Sylhet Kotwali police station.
Later, SI Md Waliullah filed two cases with Kotwali police station under Arms and Explosives Act.
On May 18, the same year, DB official Saiful Alam, also investigating officer the case, submitted charge-sheets against Shaykh Abdur Rahman and the two convicts. The trial started on January 2, 2008.
Shaykh Abdur Rahman and another JMB kingpin Siddiqur Rahman alias Bangla Bhai were executed on March 30, 2007 after being convicted of masterminding the death of two Jhalakati judges.