The prime accused in the murder of lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton has been sentenced to life term imprisonment in a separate case filed under arms act.
Special Tribunal-1 Judge Dilip Kumar Bhoumik handed down the sentence to Former Jatiya Party lawmaker Col (retd) Abdul Kader Khan this afternoon.
Public Prosecutor Shafiqul Islam Shafiq told our Gaibandha correspondent, Khan was the lone accused in the case filed after murder of lawmaker Liton.
LITON MURDER CASE
Manzurul Islam Liton, ruling Awami League lawmaker of Gaibandha-1 constituency, was killed after unknown assailants opened fire on him inside his home at Sundarganj upazila of the district on December 31 evening.
Manzurul's younger sister Fahmida Bulbul Kakoli filed the murder case with Sundarganj Police Station the following day.
A Gaibandha court on February 7, 2018 framed charges against eight people, including prime accused Col (retd) Abdul Kader Khan and AJM Shamsuzzoha in the murder case.
Police submitted the charge sheet of the murder case against the eight on April 30, 2017. Police arrested Kader and six other accused, while another accused Chandon went into hiding.
All the seven accused confessed to their involvement in the murder before magistrates under Section 164. In the charge sheet, it was mentioned that Kader had been planning for killing Manzurul since 2014.