Jail Killing case revival bid Sunday

The government will initiate the first step towards reviving the Jail Killing case on Sunday.

bdnews24.com
Published : 4 Nov 2010, 10:24 AM
Updated : 4 Nov 2010, 10:24 AM
Dhaka, Nov 4 (bdnews24.com) — The government will initiate the first step towards reviving the Jail Killing case on Sunday.
Chief justice A B M Khairul Haque will chair the Appellate Division bench in the hearing which will decide whether the appeal challenging a High Court verdict is valid.
The Appellate Division agreed to hear the initial appeal following the request of deputy attorney general Mostafa Zaman Islam.
Plaintiff's lawyer Anisul Haque told bdnews24.com: "The hearing for leave to appeal will begin on Sunday."
"We are preparing," he said about the hearing.
Assassins murdered four top leaders of the Awami League inside Dhaka Central Jail on Nov 3, 1975. These four leaders had headed Bangladesh's political establishment from April 1971 in the absence of Sheikh Mujib and continued to remain key national figures till the founding president execution on Aug 15, 1975.
The Awami League government had revived the trial of the jail killings case after it came to power in 1996.
But the trial went through hiccups while the High Court on October 20, 2004, during the tenure of the BNP-Jamaat alliance government, handed down a verdict, sentencing 15 of the 20 accused.
Appeals on the verdict are still pending before the court.
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