MP Liton Murder
Ex-JP MP Kader Khan among seven to die
Published : Friday, 29 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 273
A Gaibandha Court on Thursday issued death penalty for seven people including former Jatiya Party lawmaker Dr Col (Retd) Abdul Kader Khan over murder of ruling Awami League MP Manzurul Islam Liton three years ago.
Abdul Kader Khan was the immediate-past MP of Gaibandha-1 before ruling Awami League leader Liton was elected MP in 2014 national elections while the other death-row convicts are close to Kader Khan.
The six other death-row-convicts are Kader's private secretary Md Shamsuzzoha, driver Abdul Hannan, relative Mehedi Hasan, caretaker Shahin Miah, former garment worker Anwarul Islam Rana and fugitive Chandan Kumar Roy. The other charge sheeted accused Subol Chandra Roy died in prison suffering from illness.
Gaibandha District and Sessions Judge Dilip Kumar Bhoumik delivered
the verdict in a crowded courtroom in presence of the six of the accused now languishing in jail.
In its observation, the Court said Abdul Kader Khan planned the murder of Liton to serve the greed of being elected MP again. In addition, political feud, establishing dominance in politics were the other factors in the plan of murder.
Kader Khan arranged one-year arms training for the killers and he gave them money as enticement, the Court said noting that the incident shocked the people across the country.
Liton, a former MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency, was gunned down by miscreants at his village home in Masterpara of Sundarganj upazila on December 31 in 2016. Liton's sister filed a case against several people with the Sundarganj Police Station.
Detectives arrested Kader, a former Jatiya Party MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency, on February 21, 2017 from his home. Five days later, he confessed to his involvement in the killing before a magistrate.
On April 30 in 2017, police submitted a charge-sheet against eight people, including Kader who had previously been sentenced to life imprisonment in a separate case filed under the Arms Act.