Jail Killing Day is observed by the Awami League (AL) of Bangladesh on November 3 each year. It commemorates the killing of four Awami League leaders: Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, AHM Quamruzzaman and Captain M Mansur Ali on this date in 1975. The men were shot by army officials inside Dhaka Central Jail.
Nearly 29 years after the killings, those responsible went to trial. In the judgement, which was pronounced on October 20, 2004, three fugitive former army personnel were sentenced to death, 12 former army personnel were awarded life term imprisonment and five people, including four senior politicians, were acquitted.
On August 28th, 2008, the Appellate High Court of Bangladesh acquitted six former military men of the Jail Killing Case. Those who were found not guilty of the crime include Syed Farook Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Bazlul Huda and AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed. This acquittal is being appealed to the Supreme Court by the prosecution.
The individuals who received life imprisonment included: