The High Court has acquitted eight people of Rajarbagh Police Telecom assistant accountant Golam Shamsul Haider murder charge setting aside the lower court verdict.
A division bench comprising Justice Krishna Debnath and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin passed the order on Monday accepting appeals filed by the convicts.Out of the eight, six were sentenced to death while two awarded life imprisonment by the lower court.
On December 30, 2014, the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 delivered the verdict in the murder case filed in 2006.
Abdul Latif, the then accountant of the telecom office; Anwar Hossain Sarkar and Hafizul Hossain, office assistants; Wasim, Kajal Miah and Babul alias Tapon Chakraborty were sentenced to death. The lower awarded transportation for life to Shamsul Alam and Razan Miah in the case.
In its verdict, High Court observed that prosecution has failed to prove allegations against the eight persons beyond reasonable doubt and there is no eye witness.