réflexions

Home » Uncategorized » Govt appeals for death penalty to Quader Mollah

Govt appeals for death penalty to Quader Mollah

THE government appealed with the Supreme Court Sunday seeking death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah who got life term for wartime offences.

The attorney general’s office submitted the 484-page appeal to the section concerned of the apex court in the morning.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told The Daily Star that his office will now file an application to the Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division for fixing a date for hearing the appeal at a regular bench.

In its petition, the government asked the Supreme Court to award Mollah capital punishment considering the gravity of his crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War.

The verdict delivered on February 5 convicted the 65-year-old Mollah for five wartime criminal offences out of the six he was charged with, and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

In two of the five acts of crimes against humanity, at least 350 people were killed and a girl was raped.

Mollah was also sentenced to 15-year imprisonment for his complicity in three other criminal offences in which six people were killed.

And he was acquitted of the charge of killing hundreds of people at Keraniganj in Dhaka, as the charge was not proved in the tribunal.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Spectator

I welcome you all to my blog, a place where I share reports, articles and images of events taking place in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world, which I think may be of interest to others. Please drop a few words if you feel like.
%d bloggers like this: