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AG: No scope for review petition

Update : 03 Nov 2014, 07:39 AM

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has said there is no scope to file a review petition against the Appellate Division verdict which upheld the tribunal's verdict giving death penalty to Kamaruzzaman. He said: "I do not think there is scope to file any review. The International Crimes Tribunal Act of 1973 is a special act and there is no provision for filing any review under it.” “Although in the case of Abdul Quader Mollah the defence had filed a review petition, the High Court rejected it," he added.

State prosecutor Ziad Al-Malum and Tureen Afroz gave similar statements regarding the provision of filing a review petition. “The tribunal's verdict has been established again in the Appellate Division," Malum said. Another prosecutor said: "After getting the copy of Supreme Court's order on Quader Molla's review petition, the matter will be cleared." The judgement copy on Quader Molla's review petition is yet to be released from the Supreme Court. The defence, however, said they would file a review petition against the Appellate Division's verdict. Earlier in the day, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court gave death penalty to the former al-Badr man for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

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