The High Court has confirmed the death sentence of two accused including the then officer-in-charge of Motijheel Police Station AKM Rafiqul Islam in the Kamrul Islam Momin murder case.
On September 13, 2005, Momin, 22, a student of Dhaka Commerce College was shot dead near his Ibrahimpur residence in Dhaka.
The HC has abated Rafiqul from the sentence as he has already passed away.
The two death row accused are Shakhawat Hossain Jewel and Tareq alias Zia. They are absconding.
The High Court also upheld the life term imprisonment of six other accused in the case.
The six are: Monir Howlader, Hasibul Haque Johnny, Jafar Ahmed, Sharifuddin, Habibur Rahman Taj and Thoth Ucha Babu.
Among the six, Habibur and Babu are in jail and the others are absconding.
The High Court bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam delivered the verdict after hearing the death reference of the case and the appeals filed by Habibur and Babu.
Momin was a 3rd year student of the department of management at Dhaka Commerce College and vice-president of pro-JSD Chhatra League Dhaka city unit.