Dhaka, Oct 26 (bdnews24.com)—Eighty-seven border guards have been released from Kashimpur jail in Gazipur on completion of their term in a case over 2009 mutiny.
Md Amzad Hossain Don, jailer of Dhaka Central Jail unit-1 at Kashimpur, said 14 Border Guards Bangladesh members were freed at 12:30pm on Wednesday from the unit after completion of their four-month term.
The judge of a special court at BGB headquarters, Maj Gen Md Rafiqul Islam, sentenced them to jail on June 27 in Peelkhana mutiny case.
Another 803 BGB [formerly Bangladesh Rifles or BDR] members are detained in unit 1. Many of them are convicted and some are on trial.
Shubash Chandra Ghosh, jailer of Dhaka Central Jail's unit 2 at Kashimpur, said 73 ex-BDR personnel walked free from the unit after serving out their term around 1.30pm on Wednesday.
Another 1,658 convicted ex-BDR men still remain in prison.
Over 70 people, nearly 60 of them army officers deputed to the border force, were killed during the Peelkhana mutiny in 2009.
The government formed six special courts last year, including two in Dhaka, to try approximately 3,500 border guards who have been accused in 40 separate cases in connection with the mutiny and associated rebellions in different districts.