The court sentenced Mohammad Iqbal Hussain to 16 months imprisonment for keeping the Holy Quran Sharif in the Durga Puja Mandap of Nanua Dighi, Comilla.
Mohammad Iqbal’s sentencing case was filed at Tongi East Police Station in Gazipur After confessing to the crime, Judge AM Zulfikar Hayet of Dhaka’s Cyber Tribunal announced the sentence against him .
In that incident of October 13, 2021, 10 more cases were filed against him in different police stations of the country In the CCTV footage, Iqbal is seen walking with a mace on his shoulder with the Quran in the shrine. 30-year-old Iqbal is the son of Noor Ahmad Alam of Muradpur-Laskarpukur area of Comilla city. Iqbal was arrested on October 21 from Sugandha Point in Cox’s Bazar.
According to Deutsche Welle’s content partner The Daily Star, government counsel Nazrul Islam Shamim said that Iqbal had submitted the application through his lawyer, admitting involvement in keeping the Holy Quran Sharif in the shrine and hurting religious sentiments. The sentence was pronounced today in the presence of the accused.
The court directed the jail authorities to release him if there is no warrant in other cases The court mentioned that he is serving 16 months of imprisonment.
In this case, five people including the plaintiff gave a statement As there was no lawyer for him, the judge asked Iqbal Hussain to cross-examine the witnesses But Iqbal refused to cross-examine the witnesses and admitted his involvement in making the derogatory remarks.
The complainant and four others gave their statements in the tribunal and later asked Judge Iqbal Hussain to cross-examine the witnesses as no lawyer appeared for him in the court. But Iqbal refused to cross-examine the witnesses and admitted his involvement in the crime.
Earlier, on August 16 last year, the other accused in the same case. Rokon Mia gave a confessional statement to the tribunal He was sentenced to one year imprisonment.