Principal Gopal murder: Death penalty of 3 convicts commuted


Dhaka, Oct 06: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of three convicts to life imprisonment in the sensational Principal Gopal Krishna Muhuri murder case.

A three-member appellate division bench led by Justice Mohammad Iman Ali passed the order on Tuesday.

The convicts are Taslim Uddin alias Montu, Azam and Alamgir Kabir alias Baittya Alamgir.

Deputy Attorney Geneal Amit Das Gupta confirmed the verdict to the reporters.

Gopal Krishana Muhuri, Principal of Nazirhat College in Chittagong, was murdered at his house at Jamal Khan Road in the port city on November 16, 2001, barely five weeks after the BNP-led four-party coalition government took over.

Muhuri’s wife Uma Muhiri had filed the murder case accusing 12 people with the Kotali thana.

On March 27, 2008, Chattogram Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Ekramul Haque Chowdhury sentenced three people to death and three others to life imprisonment in the case.