8 get death penalty in Dipon murder case

Raihan Sobhan ##
A tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday convicted eight members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and sentenced them to death in a case lodged over the murder of Jagriti Prokashani publisher Faisal Arefin Dipon.
Judge M Mujibur Rahman of Anti-terrorim Special Tribunal pronounced the verdict at 12:10pm in presence of the six condemned convicts in the crowded courtroom.
Earlier this morning, police produced six accused, out of eight, in the dock from Kashimpur jail amid tight security. Two accused are absconding from the very beginning of the case proceedings.
The condemned convicts are sacked Army Major Ziaul Huque, 50, Moinul Hasan Shamim, 24, Md Abdus Sabur, 23, Khairul Islam, 24, Md Abu Siddique Sohel, 34, Md Mozammel Hossain Saimon, 25, Md Sheikh Abdullah, 27, and
Akram Hossain alias Hasib, 28.
Major Ziaul Huque and Akram Hossain alias Hasib are absconding while the rest are behind the bar.
Jagriti Prokashani publisher Dipon was hacked to death at his Aziz Super Market office on November 31, 2016. His wife Razia Rahman filed the case on that day with Shahbagh Police Station.