28 Nov 2023, 19:20

Jamaat leader Taslim gets 2-year jail in arson case


DHAKA, Nov 28, 2023 (BSS) - A Dhaka court today convicted and sentenced
Jamaat-e-Islami central leader Laskar Mohammad Taslim to two-year jail in an
arson case filed with capital's Kafrul Police Station.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Torikul Islam pronounced the judgment in
absence of the convict and issued an arrest warrant against him. The court
also fined him Taka 3,000, to suffer one-month jail in default.

According to the case documents, Taslim and his cohorts stopped a CNG auto-
rickshaw beside Kafrul Staff Quarter area on March 21, 2013, and torched the
vehicle. The auto-rickshaw driver later filed the case with Kafrul Police

Police on February 27, 2014, filed charge-sheet against Taslim. A total of
nine witnesses testified in the case on different hearing dates.