Barishal Divisional Special Judge Mohsinul Haque gave the order on Monday in the presence of all the convicts.
And the court fined Kamal, also BNP leader, and Zakir Hossain, a contractor, Tk1 crore each.
Kamal’s lawyer Advocate Mujibur Rahman Nantu said, “Justice was not served.”
When asked about the allegation, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Advocate Masudul Haque Khan declined to comment.
On October 11, 2002, ACC Deputy Director Md Abdul Baset filed a case against the five convicts.