Nine sentenced to death for 1994 train attacks

Nine sentenced to death for 1994 train attacks

Agency News

Dhaka, July 3: A Pabna court of Bangladesh has sentenced nine people to death and imprisoned 25 others in a 1994 case of attacking a train in which Sheikh Hasina was travelling.

The court also sentenced 13 others to 10-year imprisonment. Additional district and sessions judge Rustom Ali delivered the verdict in a packed courtroom in the morning.

Advocate Aktaruzzaman Mukta represented the state while Advocate Nurul Islam stood for the accused.

A Rajshahi-bound train carrying Sheikh Hasina was attacked at Pakshi Rail Station on September 23, 1994. The attackers fired shots and hurled bombs at the train.

Nazrul Islam, the then officer-in-charge of Ishwardi railways police station, filed the case. Police pressed charges in court against 52 suspects on April 3, 1997.

Five of the accused died during trial proceedings. (UNI)