A Khulna court on Sunday sentenced two militants of banned Jammatul Mujahiden Bangladesh (JMB) for 20 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) in explosive case in Khulna.
The court also fined them Taka one lakh each, in default; they will be suffered more six years RI.
Judge of Additional Metropolitan and Sessions Judge Court SM Ashiqur Rahman handed down the verdict in presence of the two accused.
The accused are Nur Mohammad Anik, son of village Morabari under Gheor upazila in Manikganj and Mozahedul Islam, son of Rezaul Karim, of village Ghashurduar under Shibganj upazila in Bagura.
Court sources said on information police went an operation to a three-storied building namely 'Hasna Hena' at Old Gallyamari Road under Sonadanga Police
Station in the city on January 25 in 2020. Some members of JMB were planning to create anti-government activities with explosives materials at a north side room of the ground floor of the building.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, some JMB men tried to escape while policemen caught two of them red handed.
Police also seized huge bomb making materials, chemicals, bomb blasting remote control from their possession.
Sub-Inspector of Sonadanga model Police Station Rohit Kumar Biswas filed a case with Sonadanga Police Station accusing the two JMB men.
On August 22, 2020, SI of detective branch of Khulna Metropolitan Police, also the investigation officer, of the case pressed charge sheet to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court against two JMB men.