Two top cadres of the banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for their involvement in bomb attacks on Chittagong court building that killed three people, including a bomber, three years ago.
The sentenced are JMB divisional commander Javed Iqbal alias Mohammad and explosives expert Zahidul Islam Suman alias Boma Mizan.
Javed, already convicted in three cases, was present at the court while Mizan was tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, police constable Rajib Barua and local footballer Shahabuddin were killed in the bomb attacks orchestrated by JMB bombers on the Chittagong court building premises on November 29, 2005.
JMB cadre Hossain Ali was seriously injured while hurling bombs at the court building. He died at Chittagong Medical College Hospital two days later.
After investigation, police filed charge sheet against JMB chief Shaikh Abdur Rahman, second-in-command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, Shura member Ataur Rahman Sunny, Javed Iqbal and Boma Mizan.
The court exonerated Shaikh Abdur Rahman, Bangla Bhai and Sunny from the charges following their execution last year.