Eighteen accused in the murder case acquitted on appeal after 27 years by Supreme Court
Dhaka, June 9: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has acquitted 18 people, including the main accused, in a case filed in connection with the 1994 Togor murder in Badalgachhi, Naogaon, almost 27 years ago.
The main accused in the case Dr Nurul Islam has died. Deputy Attorney General Biswajit Debnath said the reason for the acquittal would be known after the verdict was announced.
A virtual bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain handed down the verdict on Wednesday (June 9th). Deputy Attorney General Biswajit Debnath, the state's lawyer, confirmed the verdict to reporters.
Earlier, on July 10, 2005, a Naogaon court sentenced Dr. Nurul Islam to death in the Togor murder case. At the same time, the remaining 18 were given life sentences.
Then on November 28, 2020, the High Court changed Nurul's death sentence to life imprisonment. The sentence of the remaining 18 people also remained in force. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court acquitted all the accused in that case after 27 years.