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Biswajit Murder

Fugitive convict hunted down in Faridpur

  • Our Correspondent
  • 12 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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FARIDPUR: A court here on Wednesday sent a fugitive convict of sensational Biswajit Das murder case in 2012 to jail after police produced him before the court.

The convict is Imran Hossain alias Imran, who was sentenced to life in jail in the case in 2013.

Senior Judicial Magistrate court No. 2 judge Arun Kumar Basak ordered to send the convict to jail after Sadarpur Thana Police produced him before the court on Wednesday noon.

Sadarpur police GRO, Assistant Sub-Inspector Azizul Islam Aziz confirmed the matter. Earlier on Tuesday night, Sadarpur police arrested him from Char Bishnupur area of Sadarpur upazila in Faridpur.

Sadarpur police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Subrata Goldar said that a police team, acting on tip-off, conducted a raid in the area and arrested Imran around 10:00 pm on Tuesday night.

On December 9, 2012, tailoring shop employee Biswajit Das was chopped to death by some BCL activists near Bahadur Shah Park in Old Dhaka during the BNP-led alliance’s countrywide road blockade programme.

On December 18, 2013, a tribunal sentenced eight BCL activists to death and 13 others, including Imran, to life term imprisonment in Biswajit killing case.

On August 6, 2017, the High Court upheld the death sentences of Rafiqul Islam Shakil and Rajon Talukder and commuted the capital punishment of four other convicts — Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, Emdadul Haque Emdad, GM Rasheduzzaman Shawon and Mir Nurul Alam Liman — to life term.