Airport road accident: 3 get life imprisonment, 2 acquitted

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A Dhaka court has sentenced two Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus drivers and an assistant to life imprisonment in a case filed over the death of two students in a road accident in 2018.

The court also acquitted Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus owner Jahangir Alam and assistant Enayet Hossain in the case filed over deaths of college students Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Imrul Qayes gave the verdict on Sunday.

The convicts are Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus driver Zobair Sumon, Masum Billah, and assistant Kazi Asad.

The court fined them Tk50,000, in default, they will have to serve additional six months in jail.

On July 29, 2018, Diya and Rajib, students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed as a Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus ploughed through a crowd while competing with another bus of the same company in front of Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka’s Airport Road.

A massive road safety movement followed after this incident, which led to the foundation of Road Transport Act 2018 that came into force from November 1, 2019.

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