A Dhaka court on Thursday sentenced Md Fuad, son-in-law of Bangabandhu’s killer Colonel Rashid seven year’s jail term for his derogatory comment on Sheikh Mujib’s murder.
Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge As-Shams Jaglul Hossain pronounced the order during a hearing on a case filed under the ICT act.
The court also imposed a Tk 5,000 fine on the accused and another month in jail for failure to pay.
Fuad, a school teacher and husband of retired Colonel Rashid’s daughter Shehnaz Rashid Khan, was present during the hearing.
On August 15, 2018, at 7:17 am, Fuad made a derogatory remark on the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Facebook. He also publicly supported the convicted killers of Bangabandhu.
On August 23, 2018, Mohammad Nazmul Hasan Piyas, a member of Ahsanullah Science and Technology University unit of Bangabandhu Engineering Council, filed a case against Fuad under the ICT Act at Dhanmondi Model Police Station.
Fuad was arrested from the capital's Hatirjheel on September 12 during a drive. The accused later gave a confessional statement to the court. A charge sheet was then filed against him.
On January 6, last year, the court framed charges against the accused in this case. During the trial, the court recorded the testimony of seven people.