Killing of Japanese citizens: Death sentence of four militants upheld
Business Hour Reporter: The High Court upheld the death sentence of four JMB militants for killing Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio. The court acquitted Ishahak Ali from the case as the charges were not proved.
Wednesday (September 21) Justice Md. Mostafizur Rahman and Justice SM Masud Hossain Dolan High Court bench announced the verdict.
The four militants who have been sentenced to death are Masud Rana alias Mamun alias Mantri of Pashua Tangailpara of Peergacha regional commander upazila, Liton Mia alias Rafiq of Gabtali area of Bogra, Ahsan Ullah Ansari alias Biplab of Makar Rajmalli area of Rajarhat in Kurigram, a student of Begum Rokeya University and Sakhawat of Char area of Haldiya in Saghata of Gaibandhar. Hussain.
The hearing of the death reference and the appeal of the accused to approve the death sentence of five militants of the banned Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) for the murder of Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio in Rangpur ended on September 19. At the end of the hearing, the verdict was fixed today.
Additional Attorney General Sheikh Mohammad Morsed heard on behalf of the state in the court. He was assisted by Assistant Attorney General A Manna, Zakir Hossain Masud and Nirmal Kumar Das. Lawyer Ahsan Ullah was the defendant.
On the morning of October 3, 2015, Kunio was shot dead by the militants of the banned militant organization JMB in Alutari area of Kaunia upazila.
Business Hour/September 21, 2022/Comma