A court has ordered the execution of four militants of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the murder case of Humayun Azad, a multi-faceted writer and Dhaka University professor.
Today, Wednesday, the fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge. Al-Mamun announced the verdict. The four militants sentenced to death were Mizanur Rahman alias Minhaj, Anwarul Alam alias Bhagane Shahid, Salehin alias Salahuddin and Nur Mohammad alias Shamim.
Among the four, JMB Shura members Mizanur and Anwarul are in jail. Salehin and Nur Mohammad escaped.
The trial ended on March 26 in the case of the incident 17 years ago. On that day, the court fixed today for announcing the verdict. According to him, the verdict was given today. According to the case and court documents, Humayun Azad was hacked to death by militants on the night of February 26, 2004 on his way back from Amar Ekushey Book Fair. The next day, his brother Manjur Kabir filed a case with Ramna Police Station alleging attempted murder. Humayun Azad died in Germany on 12 August of the same year after recovering from advanced treatment abroad. The case was then converted into a murder case.
After a three-year investigation into the case, charges were filed against the five accused on January 14, 2008. The trial of the case started on October 8, 2009 with the formation of charges against the accused. One of the five accused in the case has not survived. His name is Hafiz Mahmud.