Khulna, Mar 29 : A tribunal on Monday convicted a man and sentenced him to death for killing Jatiya Party leader Sheikh Abul Kashem in 1995.The condemned convict is Tarik Hossain. He was tried in absentia.
The court also acquitted six people as allegations brought against them could not be proved.
Those acquitted are—Tariqul Hud, Abdul Gaffar Biswash, Wasiqur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahman, Mafizur Rahman and Milton alias Anisur Rahman.
According to the prosecution, Sheikh Abul Kashem, former general secretary of Khulna Metropolitan unit of Jatiya Party and his driver Mikail Hossain were shot dead by some miscreants on April 25, 1995.
On May 5, 1996, CID submitted chargesheet against ten people. The other accused in the case are Iktier Uddin Babul, Syed Manirul Islam and Aminul Haque.
On June 8, 1997, the government exonerated Aminul from the murder charge. Besides, Syed Manirul and Babul died during the trial proceeding.
After examining the records and witnesses, Khulna Public Safety Disturbance Crime Prevention Tribunal Judge Saifuzzaman handed down the verdict, reports UNB.