Khalaf murder case 5 to walk gallows

REF: A Speedy Trial Tribunal Sunday sentenced five people to death for killing Saudi Embassy official Khalaf Al Ali.
The condemned convicts are Mohammad Al Amin, Saiful Islam Mamun, Rafiqul Islam Khokon, Akbar Ali Lalu and Selim Chowdhury.

Of them, Selim is on the run while the others are in police custody.Judge of Dhaka-4 Speedy Trial Tribunal M Motahar Hossain passed the verdict in the morning.

On December 20, the tribunal fixed December 30 to deliver verdict in the case after hearing arguments from both prosecution and defence.

On September 20, Assistant Sub Inspector of Detective Branch (DB) Obaidul Haque submitted the charge-sheet against the five convicts to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

On July 25, police held the convicts in separate drives conducted in different areas of the city.

On March 5, Khalaf al Ali, 45, was shot dead at Ghulshan area in the capital. Police recovered his body from the area between the roads no. 117 and 120 of Gulshan.

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