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2 JMB men get death penalty for killing police source

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Court Correspondent A Dhaka court on Wednesday condemned two members of the banned Islamist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death for killing a police informer in Tangail in 2006. Judge of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 ABM Nizamul Haque passed the order in presence of the two accused after examining the records and 16 witnesses. The condemned convicts are Saiful Islam alias Russel, 29, son of late Kamal Uddin of Forazibanda in Bandar Police Station of Narayanganj district and Abdur Rahman alias Fahad Alal, 31, son of late Mokhlesur Rahman of Binodnagar in Nawabganj upazila of Dinajpur district. According to the prosecution, the two JMB men opened fire on law enforcers, leaving two policemen and police source Jaynal Abedin injured on December 29, 2006 when a team of police tried to halt a bus in Tangail sadar upazila following a tip-off that huge firearms were being taken to Dhaka from Meherpur. Joynal Abedin, son of late Lal Mia of Kabila Monirpur in Burichong upazila of Comilla district, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on January 13, 2007. Later, police arrested the two JMB activists. On July 4, 2007, inspector (CID) Sankar Chandra Das submitted a charge-sheet against the two. Later, the case was transferred to Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 from Tangail district and session judge’s court.