Dhaka, 18 Jan, Abnews: The Supreme Court on Wednesday released the full text verdict that upheld the death sentence of Mufti Abdul Hannan and two others in a case filed over the grenade attack on ex-British envoy to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury in 2004.
The full verdict was posted on the Supreme Court website on Wednesday, reports UNB.
On December 7, 2016, a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice SK Sinha upheld the death penalty of Mufti Abdul Hannan, and two others in the case rejecting the appeal filed by Mufti Hannan and Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul seeking a review of the High Court verdict that upheld their death sentence.
Earlier on 30 November, 2016, the Supreme Court started hearing filed by two death row convicts-Mufti Hannan and Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul-against the High Court order that awarded death sentence to them.
Two Huji men, including its chief Mufti Hannan and Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul, filed the appeal petition before the Appellate Division bench concerned on 14 July this year.
On 11 February, 2016, a High Court bench, comprising justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain, delivered the verdict upholding the death sentence of three of the accused handed down by the lower court.
Previously in 2004, the then British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury came under a grenade while coming out of Hazrat Shahjalal’s shrine in his hometown Sylhet.
Assistant Sub-inspector Kamal Uddin died on the spot, while two others Constables Rubel Ahmed and one Habil Miah succumbed to their injuries in a hospital.
The envoy and 40 employees of the Sylhet district administration were injured in the attack.