Brushing aside a claim that the court made Noor's deportation order as well, he also said the court, in fact, rejected his visa extension plea, reports the Bangla Tribune, a sistern concern of the Dhaka Tribune.
“We have continued our efforts for long to bring back the father of the nation's self-confessed killer Noor Chowdhury. During a recent visit, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina raised the issue before her Canadian counterpart. Consequently, the Canada government has been scrutinizing ways to extradite the death row convict.
"The country does not support death sentence and it has constitutional restriction in this regard as well. They (Canada government) contemplate the ways of extradition evading the barrier,” Anisul Huq said.
The law minister made the statement at his Secretariat office on Saturday. Earlier on Thursday, the minister termed the Canada government's recent move a good news.
Currently Noor has been living in Toronto without any status and this is why he does not enjoy any benefit from Canada. On regular interval, he has to go to immigration office to show his presence.
Noor, a former army officer, is one of the 12 men convicted of killing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family in 1975.
He fled the country in November 1975 and was inducted into the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry in 1976. He held posts of chargé d'affaires, counselor and minister in different missions.