>A special court of Bangladesh Rifles, the country’s border security force, on Wednesday sentenced all the 29 jawans of 25 Rifles Battalion to imprisonment for different terms with a seven-year term in the highest punishment.
BDR Director General Maj Gen Mohammad Mainul Islam, who heads all the special tribunal formed to try the mutiny accused across the country, delivered the first verdict of BDR mutiny case in Panchagarh.
Thirteen jawans were sentenced to seven years in jail, one sentenced to six years, six sentenced to three years, two to two years, one to four years and another jawan was sentenced to one year and one month in connection with the mutiny.
On completion of arguments from the defendants and prosecutors on Tuesday, the Special Court-2 delivered the judgment around 4:00pm.
The same court on Sunday framed charges against the 29 alleged BDR mutineers.