2 Hizb-ut Tahrir men get 2 yrs’ jail

Staff Correspondent

25 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced two members of banned militant outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir to two years in jail in a case filed for hatching conspiracy against the government.

The court also acquitted four others, including its chief coordinator Mohiuddin Ahmed, of the conspiracy charges.

Judge Majibur Rahman of the Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal of Dhaka passed the order. Two convicts — Saidur Rahman alias Rajib and Tauhidul Alam alias Chanchal — are also fined Tk 5,000 each. Both of them are absconding.

In its order, the court said jail term of the fugitives will be counted from the day of their arrest or surrender.

Meanwhile, Mohiuddin, also a teacher of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of Dhaka University, acquitted of the conspiracy charge for not being proved.

Three other acquitted persons are MA Yusuf Ali Khan, Tanvir Ahmed and Kazi Morshedul Haque alias Plabon. All of the acquitted persons were present at the courtroom.

Hizb-ut Tahrir leaders and activists, including Mohiuddin, allegedly held a meeting against the government at sector-2 in Uttara on April 18, 2010.

Mohiuddin was arrested on the same day. Police filed a case with Uttara Model Police Station under the Anti-Terrorism Act.