A Dhaka court yesterday convicted and sentenced 18 leaders and activists of BNP to total three-year jail in a case lodged with capital’s Chawkbazar Police Station for sabotage.
The convicts include Dhaka south city unit BNP joint secretary Md Anwar Pervej Badal, Jubodal joint general secretary Mir Newaj Ali and Chawkbazar thana Jubodal convener Saba Karim Lucky Shah.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Afnan Somi pronounced the judgment, sentencing them to one-year rig-orous imprisonment and fined them Taka 2,000 each under section 147, sentenced them to two-year im-prisonment and fined them Taka 3,000 each under section 332 of The Penal Code, 1860.
The court however, acquitted Mir Ashraf Ali Ajam from the case as the charges framed against him were not proved.
Qazi Mostafizur Rahman took part in the hearing of the case for the state, while Advocate Md Jahir Rai-han and Nahidul Islam Nahid argued for the defence.