An ‘attacker’ of Humayun Azad

salauddinCondemned Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh Majlish-e-Shura member Salahuddin alias Salehin was in-charge of Sylhet-Mymensingh region and he is also an accused in the case filed in connection with the assault on Prof Humayun Azad on February 27, 2004.

He was arrested on April 26, 2006, during a Rab operation at Pahartoli in Chittagong.

Accused in 33 cases, Salahuddin from Narayanganj was awarded death for the murder of Joseph Gani Gomez Mandal, a medicine trader of Melandah in Jamalpur.

Gomez, who had converted to Christianity from Islam, was killed at Hazipur Bazaar on the night of September 18, 2004.

Salauddin and another Shura member Mohammad Rakib Hasan Russell alias Hafez Mahmud had threatened a judge with life after the judge sentenced them to death for the murder.

The High Court on January 15, 2013, upheld the death sentence of the two leaders of banned Islamist outfit in the Gomez murder case.
Salahuddin received jail terms in nine other cases.

He had passed SSC examinations from BM High School in Narayanganj Bandar. As a student of Tejgaon Polytechnic Institute in Dhaka, he got acquainted with chief of JMB military wing Ataur Rahman Sunny and joined the JMB.

Like other members of the JMB Shura, the top decision-making body, he had been a worker of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the pro-Jamaat-e-Islami student body, before joining the now banned militant outfit.

Salahuddin was planning to initiate another round of militant attacks and had Tk 40,000 with him to distribute among his men for arranging the attacks, Rab claimed after his arrest.


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