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05:03 PM, April 09, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:12 PM, April 09, 2016

Nizami’s review plea hearing likely tomorrow

The Supreme Court is likely to hold hearing on the review plea filed by convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami tomorrow.

The review petition has been put on number 19 on the cause list of the four-member bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.

On March 3, the apex court said it will hold hearing on the review petition this week.

On March 29, Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Nizami filed the petition praying to the apex court to acquit him of all the charges on which he was found guilty and awarded death penalty.

Nizami mentioned 46 grounds in the 70-page petition.

On October 29, 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 handed down the death penalty to Nizami on four charges of war crimes, including murdering intellectuals during the Liberation War in 1971. The 71-year-old was also awarded life imprisonment on the four other charges.

The SC on January 6 this year upheld his death sentence on three charges and life term imprisonment on two other charges.

On March 15, the apex court released the full verdict. The ICT issued death warrant for him hours after the SC had released its full verdict.

The following day, the jail authorities read out the judgment before the convict.

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