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Feni court sentences 39 to death in Ekram murder trial

DHAKA, March 13, 2018 (BSS)- A Feni court today sentenced 39 people to death in the case lodged over sensational murder of Phulgazi Upazila Chairman Ekramul Haque in 2014.

"Feni district and session judge Amin Ul Haque pronounced the judgement in the crowded courtroom at around 3.30 pm, acquitting 16 accused including BNP leader Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury Minar from the charges," said public prosecutor Hafez Ahammed.

On May 20 in 2014, Ekramul Huq, 49, was gunned down inside his car in broad daylight on Academy Road, near Bilashi Cinema Hall, Feni and later his car, along with its passenger, was torched by the assailants.

Later, Ekram's brother Rezaul Huq filed a case with Feni Model Police Station against 30-35 people including Minar.

Police on August 28, 2014, filed chargesheet against 56 and the trial was initiated on March 15, 2016.

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