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Life term means 30yrs imprisonment: Appellate Division

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:55 PM, 15 July 2021   Updated: 06:52 PM, 15 July 2021

High Court; File Photo

High Court; File Photo

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has announced a full verdict that “life term means 30 years imprisonment” if there is no “life term till death” mentioned in the court's verdict.

The full verdict was announced in the Appellate Division of the High Court on Thursday.

The verdict said the convict would be sentenced to 30 years in prison if the sentence “until natural death” was not mentioned in the sentence. That means life term means 30 years in prison.

Earlier, in 2017, the Appellate Division had commuted the death sentence of the convicts in the Savar businessman Zaman murder case to life imprisonment, saying the life term means “imprisonment until death”. 

Later, a review petition was filed in this regard when there was confusion among the lawyers about the term of life imprisonment. In the final verdict of the appeal, the Appellate Division today said that life imprisonment means 30 years imprisonment.