A Sherpur court on Monday sentenced six members of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to different jail terms in a case filed under Anti-Terrorism Act.
Senior District and Sessions Court Judge MA Nur handed down the verdict.
The convicts are Nazmul Shahdat Rana, 28, son of Raza Mia, Moniruzzaman Manik alias Kawsar, 28, son of Fazlur Rahman, Maruf Hossain Roni, 31, son of Mansur Ali, Amir Hamza Khalil, 32, son of Atahar Ali, Tanvir Ali, 32, son of Abdul Hamid, and Soyeb Uddin, 33, son of Moyej Uddin.
Nazmul Shahdat Rana and Moniruzzaman Manik were sentenced for 13 years each and also fined Tk 50,000 or one year jail in default, reports UNB.
Maruf Hossain Roni, Amir Hamza Khalil, Tanvir Ali and Soyeb Uddin were sentenced for five and a half years of jail each and fined Tk 15,000 or six months jail in default.
Five of the convicts were present in the dock while Amir Hamza Khalil was on the run.
According to the case statement, two of the convicts- Rana and Kawsar were arrested during a drive from a house of Dhakolhati area of Sherpur city on January 22 of 2010.
Police also recovered 17 books and several CDs on militancy from the spot. Later, Sherpur police filed a case under Anti-Terrorism Act against seven people including Rana and Kawsar in this regard.
Another accused of the case -- Abul Kalam Azad died during the trial process.