SC clears way to execute Khalaf murder convict

SC clears way to execute Khalaf murder convict
Published : 07 Oct 2018, 12:19:03
SC clears way to execute Khalaf murder convict
Staff Reporter
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The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Sunday dismissed a review petition filed against the death penalty handed down to a convict in the murder case of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali in 2012.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, came up with the order rejecting the petition filed by the convict.
Now, there is no bar towards executing the verdict against convict Shaiful Islam Mamun.
Earlier on Thursday, the SC set October 7 to deliver the order on the review petition against its judgement in the murder case.
The SC upheld the High Court verdict that gave death sentence to Mamun, and life term to three others-Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu, and Rafiqul Islam.
Khalaf Al Ali, 45, a non-diplomatic official with the consular section of the embassy, was shot near his Gulshan residence on the night of March 5, 2012.
A murder case was filed with Gulshan Police Station against five people, two days after the killing.
On December 30, 2012, a Dhaka court sentenced all the five accused of the case to death.
However, the decision was overturned when the convicts' appeal and death sentence was sent to the HC.
In 2013, the High Court acquitted fugitive Selim Chowdhury; commuted the sentences of Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam to life in prison; and upheld the death sentence of Saiful Islam Mamun.
The state then filed an appeal with the Supreme Court in 2014.

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