Bangaldesh court awards death to Paresh Barua, 13 others

Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) Paresh Barua, leader of the anti-talk faction of the ULFA, has been awarded the death sentence along with 13 others by a Bangladesh court Thursday in a 2004 arms smuggling case.

A special court in Chittagong handed the death sentence to Barua and 13 others, including Jamaat chief and then industries minister Motiur Rahman Nizami and then state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, for smuggling in 10 truckloads of firearms in 2004, the Daily Star reported.