RU Teachers demand early disposal of Prof Taher murder case

Rajshahi, Feb 02 – Rajshahi University Geology and Mining department teachers on Tuesday demanded quick disposal of the case filed in a connection with the murder of Professor S Taher Ahmed as 15 years have already passed since the killing. They made the demand in a mourning meeting on the occasion of the teacher’s 15th death anniversary held at the department on Tuesday.
Professor Taher’s body was recovered after two days he went missing on February 1, 2006, from sewerage near his residence.
A Rajshahi speedy trial tribunal on May 22, 2008, sentenced four men to death for the murder including the department’s teacher Mia Mohammad Mohiuddin. The three others are caretaker of Prof Taher’s residence Jahangir Alam, his brother Abdus Salam and brother-in-law Nazmul. The tribunal acquitted two persons including former RU Chhatra Shibir president Mahbubul Alam Salehi of the murder charge.
Later on 13 May 2013, the high court upheld the capital punishment of Mohiuddin and Jahangir but sentenced Salam and Nazmul to imprisonment till death.
Following the verdict, the family of the teachers again appealed in the Supreme Court seeking the capital punishment of the accused including Shibir leader Salehi. The trial is still going on.
Geology and Mining department Chairman Dr. Md. Sultan-Ul-Islam presided over the programme while Professors Dr. Md. Hamidur Rahman, Dr. M. Habibur Rahman, Dr. Younus Ahmed Khan, director of Institute of Environmental Science Dr. Golam Sabbir Sattar, among others, spoke at the programme. – RU Correspondent