Narayanganj 7-murder: Verdict on death references, appeals August 13

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The High Court will deliver its verdict on August 13 on the death reference and appeals of the death-row convicts in the Narayanganj sensational seven-murder cases, UNB reports.

The bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singh and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam fixed the date after concluding hearing on the death references and appeals.

On May 22, the HC started hearing on the death reference and appeals filed by 26 condemned convicts in two cases filed over the seven-murder incident.

The paper book and all documents related to the murder cases were sent to the High Court on May 7.

A court of Narayanganj on January 16 last sentenced 26 people, including three sacked Rab officials and ex-city councillor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the sensational seven-murder incident.

On 27 April 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area of Narayanganj.

At the same time, senior lawyer at the District Judge’s Court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were abducted on their way to the capital.

Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six of them, including Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River. The following day, the body of Nazrul’s car driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.

Later, Selina Islam Beauty, the widow of Nazrul Islam, filed a case against six people while Advocate Chandan Sarkar’s son-in-law filed the other case.

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