Twenty-one leaders and activists of BNP and Jammat-e-Islami were sentenced to different jail terms yes-terday in two separate sabotage cases filed with Paltan and Gulshan Police Stations.
A Dhaka court sentenced 10 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami to two years and six month jail in a case filed with Paltan Police Station.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Moinul Islam passed the order.
Shafiqul Islam Masud, secretary of Dhaka Metropolitan South Unit Jamaat-e-Islami and Rafiqul Islam Majnu, member secretary of Dhaka Metropolitan South unit BNP were among the convicts.
The court also acquitted 45 others as allegations brought against them could not be proved.
According to the prosecution, police obstructed a procession brought out by the leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami on December 1, 2012 in Paltan area.
Later, brick chips and crude bombs were hurled targeting police. A number of vehicles were also vandal-ised.
Meanwhile, a Dhaka court sentenced 11 BNP leaders and activists to four years and a half month of im-prisonment in a case filed with Gulshan Police Station in 2018.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mehedi Hasan passed the order.
The convicts include Mamun Chowdhury, Billal Hossain, Ashim alias Ashim Akram, Nurul alias Nur Hossain, Sharif Uddin alias Mamun, Aminul Islam, Ahidul Islam Shahin, Rafiqul Islam, Siddiqur Rah-man Pranto, Joynal and Mir Mohammad Swapan.