A Dhaka court has sentenced a man to death and another to life in prison for killing businessman Aziz Chakladar alias Dhakaiya Aziz in Lalbagh area of the capital in 1998.
Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of the Dhaka Special Judges Court-9 announced the verdict on Monday noon.The condemn convict is Joynal Sikder while lifer is Rustum Ali.
The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each.
The court also acquitted two other accused Faruk and Idris from the case.
According to the case documents, Aziz had joint business with Maksud and Amanullah, and he owed them Taka 25 thousand. Aziz had fallout with his business partners regarding the money. He went missing in March, 1998, making his brother Bacchu Miah to file a general diary with Lalbagh Police Station on March 5, 1998.
Bacchu filed a case 12 days later against Maksud and Amanullah.
Police on April 4, 2000, filed charge-sheet in the case against then top terror Khulna’s Ershad Shikder, Laskar Mohammad Liakat, Md Nur-e Alam, Jamai Idris, Joynal Sarker, Jamai Faruk and Rustom Ali.Of the seven, Ershad Shikder was hanged in another case in 2004, while Laskar Mohammad Liakat died of natural cause during the trial of the case, making the court to drop their names from the case.
The court on different hearing dates, examined seven out of total 19 witnesses.