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Actor Sohel Chowdhury murder: Aziz Mohammad Bhai among 3 gets life imprisonment 

Update : 09 May 2024, 14:20

A Dhaka tribunal on Thursday sentenced thee people to life imprisonment in a case filed over killing famous Bangladeshi film actor of the ‘90s Sohel Chowhdhury.

The convicts are— businessman Aziz Mohammad Bhai , Afakul Islam alias Bunty Islam, owner of Trumps Club and Adnana Siddique.

Judge of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 Arunav Chakroborty handed down the judgment. All the convicts are on the run.

The court also acquitted six others as allegations brought against them could not be proved.

On December 19, 1998, actor Sohel was shot dead by some terrorists in front of Trumps Club in Abedin Tower at city’s Banani Road-17.

A murder case was filed in this regard at Gulshan police station by Sohels’ brother Towhidul Islam Chowdhury.

On July 30,1999, Abul Kashem Bepari, Additional police Commissioner of Detective Police, submitted a charge sheet  against nine people in this case.

On October 30, 2001, Dhaka’s third additional metropolitan session judge court framed charges against the nine accused.

After two years of framing charges the case was transferred to Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-2.

The trial in the case remained suspended for 20 years as the High Court stayed the trial proceeding following a petition filed by one of the accused in 2003. UNB  

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