The High Court Division on Monday set August 6 for giving it verdict on the death reference of the eight death sentence recipients in the sensational Biswajit Das murder and the appeals of 13 life-term convicts.
The murder of 24-year-old tailor Biswajit in a helpless situation near the Bahadur Shah Park on December 9, 2012 sent nation-wide shockwaves as the country saw the proceedings live on TV screens.
Being repeatedly knifed mercilessly in full public view by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists though he begged to spare his life Bisawjit died on the spot.
A bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty set the date after hearing the death reference and the appeals.
On December 18, 2013, the trial court found 21 persons guilty of murdering Biswajit and handed death sentence to eight of them
The eight include Rafiqul Islam Shakil, Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, Emdadul Haque Emdad, GM Rasheduzzaman Shawon, Saiful Islam alias Saiful, Qaium Mia Tipu, Rajon Talukder and Mir Nur-e Alam Limon.
Six of the death convicts, who now are in jail, have appealed seeking acquittal while the rest two — Rajon Talukder and Mir Nur-e-Alam Limon — are absconding.
The life-term recipient convicts are Golam Mostofa, AHM Kibria, Yunus Ali, Tarik Bin Johor Tomal, Alauddin, Obaidul Qader Tahsin, Imran Hossain, Azizur Rahman, Al-Amin, Rafiqul Islam, Kamrul Hasan, Monirul Haque Pavel and Mosharraf Hossain.
Biswajit was victim of the BCL leaders and activists, students and former students of Jaganath University, during a countrywide blockade called by the opposition to foil the controversial parliamentary election held on January 5, 2014.
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