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Bomb Attack on Ctg Naval Base Mosques

5 JMB men get death penalty

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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5 JMB men get death penalty

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CHATTOGRAM: A Chattogram court on Wednesday sentenced five operatives of the banned militant outfit ‘Jama'atulMujahideen Bangladesh’ (JMB) to death for carrying out bomb attacks at two mosques of Issa Khan Naval Base in the port city in 2015.

Chattogram Anti-Terrorism Tribunal Judge Abdul Halim also awarded financial penalty of Tk 50,000 to each of the convicts, said the tribunal Public Prosecutor (PP) Manaranjan Das.

The convicts were former Navy-man M Shakhawat Hossain, ball-keepers Abdul Mannan and Ramjan Ali, mess worker Babul Rahman alias Rony and Mannan’s elder brother Abdul Gaffar.

Of them, Shakhawat remains absconding since the incident and the rest four were present at the court room during the verdict, said the PP.

According to deposition of the case, bomb attacks were carried out at two mosques inside the Naval Base in the city’s EPZ area after Juma Prayers on December 18 in 2015.

A total of 24 military personnel and civilians were injured in the attacks.

Naval Marshal Commander M Abu Sayed filed a case in this connection with the EPZ Police Station concerned on September 3 of the next year.

Former Navy-man Shakhawat, ball-keepers Mannan and Ramjan, and Babul were made accused in the case.

Police later revealed involvement of Mannan’s elder brother and JMB operative Abdul Gaffar with the incident.

JMB Chattogram Regional Chief Coordinator Raisul Islam Khan Noman alias Nafis alias Fardin led the suicidal attacks on the mosque.

Fardin was killed in an explosion during manufacturing grenade at Sherpur on April 3 in 2016.  

Inspector Muhammad Osman Gani of the EPZ Police Station pressed charge sheet accusing the five persons on October 15 in 2017.

Recording of depositions in the case started on March 23 this year and the court pronounced the verdict after hearing from 17 witnesses on Wednesday, said PP Manaranjan.

He observed that the attack on those who work for saving the country and its sovereignty is tantamount to attack on the state.