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Saudi official Khalaf murder appeal verdict October 10

Sun Online Desk     20th August, 2017 02:25:30 printer

Saudi official Khalaf murder appeal verdict October 10

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has fixed October 10 for delivering its verdict on the appeals filed by the government and the accused in sensational Saudi Arabian embassy official Khalaf Al Ali murder case.


A three-member bench led by Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah set the date on Sunday after hearing a state appeal of the High Court decision in the case.


The government filed three separate appeals with the apex court for enhancing the punishment of three convicts whose death sentence were commuted to life term imprisonment by the High Court and against the acquittal of another convict.


On the other hand, the convict whose death sentence was upheld by the High Court filed another appeal with the Supreme Court seeking acquittal.


A trial court in 2012 sentenced five people to death over the murder. However, the decision was overturned when the convicts’ appeal and death reference went to the High Court.


In 2013, the High Court 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.


An official of the Saudi embassy in Dhaka was shot dead some 30 yards off his house in the city's Gulshan area on March 06, 2012.