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Govt appeals against HC order in Ahsanullah Master killing case
The government filed an appeal with the Supreme Court against the High Court order acquitting 11 people in the Awami League leader Ahsanullah Master killing case.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the government has filed the appeal before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court bench concerned on Monday seeking a stay order on the acquittal of the 11 convicts.
The Chamber Judge Court of the Appellate Division is likely to hear the petition on Tuesday, said Mahbubey Alam.
Earlier, on June 15, the High court upheld the death sentences of six convicts, commuted that of seven to life term jail and acquitted 11 people from the charges in the murder case.
The acquitted condemned convicts are Amir Hossain, Boro Jahangir, son of Nur Hossain, Foysal (fugitive), Lokman Hossain Bulu, Rony Fakir (fugitive), Khokon (fugitive), Dulal Mia, Rakibuddin Sarkar alias Pappu Sarkar, Aiyub Ali, Jahangir, son of Meher Ali and Monir. Of them, Rakibuddin, Aiyub, Jahangir and Monir were awarded life term imprisonment in the case.
Criminals shot Ahsanullah Master, a former Awami League MP, to death at a rally at MA Mazid Miah High School ground at Tongi of Gazipur on May 7 2004.
The following day, victim's brother Matiur Rahman filed a case with Tongi Police Station against 17 people.
A speedy trial tribunal on April 16, 2005 sentenced 22 people, including BNP leader Nurul Islam Sarkar, to death and six others to life imprisonment in the murder case.
Of them, two convicts died during the trial proceedings, while 17 are currently behind the bars and nine others are on the run.
The convicts later appealed to the High Court against the sentences.