Monday, 27 September, 2021

Kazi Aref murder

Death row convict held

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested Roushan alias Uday Mondol, death row convict in JSD leader Kazi Aref Ahmed murder case, at Bharalipara in Rajshahi city on Wednesday night.

ASP ANM Imran Khan, Senior Assistant Director, Legal and Media Wing of Rab headquarters, confirmed the matter in a press release on Thursday, reports UNB.

Tipped off, a team of RAB arrested Roushan alias Uday , 57, after conducting a drive in the city.

Rawshan was absconding for years in different districts assuming different names, RAB officials said.

Kazi Aref was killed along with four Kushtia JSD unit leaders after a rally at Kalidaspur in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia on February 16, 1999.

On August 30, 2004, a Kushtia court sentenced 10 people to death and 11 others to life imprisonment in the case.

On August 5, 2008, the High Court upheld the death sentence of nine condemned convicts while acquitted 11 others.

In 2016, three death row convicts in the Kazi Aref Ahmed murder case were executed at Jashore Central Jail.