Silchar, Jan. 4: Six persons were today convicted for the murder of Ahrar Ahmed alias Naz, the eldest son of Tofail Ahmed, AIDUF leader in Karimganj district, in November 2011.
Naz, 20, a college student, was murdered in Mansangan village, a few kilometres from his village of Bhanga. His body, buried in a nearby jungle by the miscreants, was recovered by police after a week. Seven months later, on July 6 last year, Ahmed was also shot dead in Bhanga.
The three masterminds of Nazís murder, Selim Ahmed, Hifzur Rahaman and Rajani Talukdar, as well as Sultan Ahmed, Raju Ahmed and Hussain Ahmed were apprehended from various places in the district and Tripura following investigations and charged with murder.
All six have been convicted under Sections 366, 386, 302 and 34 IPC by district and sessions judge Kamalendu Choudhury. Selim and Hifzur have also been slapped with charges of possessing illegal and unlicensed arms under Articles 24 and 25 of the Arms Act. Their sentence will be announced on Monday, sources in the district court said. Six others, who had figured in the case, were let off by the judge.
Hundreds of persons had gathered near the court compound in the district headquarters of Karimganj. Contingents of the BSF, CRPF and armed police were deployed in large numbers to control the crowd. The BSF was also deployed in Bhanga, on the Indo-Bangladesh border.