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Khalaf murder: SC order on review plea on Sunday

  • Published at 03:39 pm October 4th, 2018
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A bench of the Appellate Division set the date after hearing the review petition on Thursday 

The Supreme Court, today, set October 7 to deliver an order on a review petition against its judgement that upheld the death penalty for a convict—in the sensational murder case of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain set the date after hearing the review petition, on Thursday.

Advocate Akhter Hamid stood for the petitioner, reports UNB.

The SC upheld the High Court verdict that gave death sentence to Mamun, and a 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 accusing 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 HC acquitted fugitive Selim Chowdhury; reduced 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 filed an appeal with the SC in 2014.