CHATTOGRAM: A court here on Sunday sentenced 10 persons to death and five others to life imprisonment for killing Sonakania union parishad (UP) chairman Amzad Hossain.
Chattogram Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge AKM Mozammel Haque handed down the verdict, said the Tribunal Public Prosecutor (PP) Md Ayub Khan.Of the accused, Nezam Uddin, Imtiaj Akash Manik, Md Jahed, Abu Md Rashed, Md Tarek, Faruk Ahmed, Jillur Rahman, Md Rafiq, Jashim Uddin and Bashir Ahmed were awarded to death sentence while Md Idris, Morshed Alam, Md Harun, Md Ayub and Idris were given life-term imprisonment. The court also acquitted four accused from the charge, he said.
Mentionable, former UP chairman Amzad Hossain was shot dead in front of Mirzakhil Darbar Sharif under the upazila on October 3 in 1999.
Later, his wife Syeda Rawshon Akter filed a case accusing 20 persons with concerned Satkania police station following the day and Criminal Investigation Department submitted the charge sheet on December 22 in 2000.
The argument of the case ended on November 11 in last month. One accused of the case died while five are fugitives.