Udichi remembers bombing victims todayOur Correspondent . Jessore
Udichi Shilpi Goshthi will observe today the 13th anniversary of the terror attack on its convention in Jessore which had left 10 people killed and scores injured.
Udichi Shilpi Goshthi and several other socio-cultural organisations have chalked up a two-day programme beginning today to mark the day to pay tributes to the victims of the bomb attack.
Ten people were killed and more than 150 were injured when bombs were thrown on a cultural function of Udichi at Munshi Meherullah Maidan in the town at about 1:00am on March 7, 1999.
Mourners will wear black badges and hold a candlelight procession to mark the day. A commemorative meeting and cultural function will also be held.
Two cases were filed with Jessore Kotwali police station after the bloody attack. Twenty-four people, including former minister Tariqul Islam, also standing committee member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, were named in the charge sheet prepared by the Criminal Investigation Department on December 14, 1999. Tariqul Islam was acquitted of the charge by the High Court later. A court in Jessore acquitted all the accused on May 30, 2006. Udichi Shilpi Goshthi demanded a fresh investigation into the case.
Abul Hossain Bepari, Special Tribunal judge in Jessore, acquitted all 23 in the verdict due to lack of evidence in the two cases.
After the bomb attack, Jessore Kotwali sub-inspector Abdul Aziz lodged a case without naming any culprits.
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