Update June 11, 2019

Dhaka 8-02 am, 04-August, 2020

Ex-JaPa MP Quader jailed for life over MP Liton murder

Mirajul Moin Joy

A court in Gaibandha on Tuesday sentenced former Jatiya Party (JaPa) MP Abdul Quader Khan to life imprisonment in an arms case filed over the killing of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton.

District and session’s judge Dilip Kumar Bhowmik handed down the verdict after examining records and witnesses, reports UNB.

Liton was shot at point blank range by miscreants at his village at Masterpara in Bamandanga union of Sundarganj upazila on 31 December 2016.

He was taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead.

Detectives arrested Abdul Quader Khan, former Jatiya Party MP from Gaibandha-1 constituency, from his residence at Rahman Nagar Ziladarpara in Bogura district town on 21 February 2017.

On 26 February of the year, he gave a confessional statement before the court under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Based on the information, police conducted a raid at his house at Pashchim Chhaparhati village in Sundarganj upazila and seized a pistol, a magazine and six bullets.

A case was later filed in this connection.

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