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Bangladesh court sentences nine people to death and 25 others to life in prison for attacking train carrying Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh court sentences nine people to death and 25 others to life in prison for attacking train carrying Sheikh Hasina

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Jul 2019, 05:44 pm

Dhaka, July 3 (IBNS): A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced nine people to death and 25 others to life in prison for attacking a train which was carrying current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago, media reports said.

In his judgement, Additional Sessions Judge Rostom Ali also awarded jail term to 13 people for 10 years.

Hasina, the then opposition leader and current prime minister, was leading a nationwide campaign by rail when her coach came under attack upon arriving in Pabna's Ishwardy on Sept 23, 1994, reported bdnews24.

Hasina had survived the attack.

The incident took place when BNP chief Khaleda Zia was serving as the PM of Bangladesh.

According to bdnews24 news report, the railway police, as plaintiff, subsequently initiated a case against 135 people in connection with the incident.

The case gained momentum when the Awami League government was formed under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina in 1996.

Police later submitted a charge sheet against 52 accused, including Bablu and Pintu, at the end of the probe, reported bdnews24.

Bangladesh court sentences nine people to death and 25 others to life in prison for attacking train carrying Sheikh Hasina

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