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‘No legal bar to execute Majed’s death sentence’

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:28 PM, 8 April 2020  

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader; File Photo

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader; File Photo

There is no legal bar for the death sentence to Majed, a murderer of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman according to the county’s constitution and conventional criminal procedure, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday in a written statement. 

In the statement, Obaidul Quader said, “The verdict of the murder case of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu was given after completing all trials by the Constitution of Bangladesh and the laws of the country.”    

“The verdict of the death sentence of the judicial court went to Supreme Court from the High Court. The Supreme Court then upheld the verdict,” he said.   

When the defendant’s lawyer appealed for a review, the court rejected it. The verdict of the killer’s death sentence has been completed through the entire trial process. So, there is no legal bar to execute the death sentence, the minister said adding that “the law mentioned the execution of the death sentence in a certain period.” 

He said that what was required to be done legally to execute the death sentence has begun. “We demand from the Awami League government and the authorities concerned to execute the death sentence quickly.”

The five accused convicted in the Bangabandhu murder case Rashid Chowdhury, Nur Chowdhury, Rafiqul Haque Dalim, Colonel Rashid and Musleuddin Risaladar are absconding after the arrest of Majed, the minister said. “Government agencies have long been trying to bring them back to the country. I demand to strengthen it.” 

Through the assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975, the progress of the nation was hampered, Obaidul Quader further said. “Through this, not only an attempt was made to wipe out the party and its ideals, but it also tried to kill the future prospects of a newly independent nation.” 

“We are currently in the midst of a global and national crisis,” he also said. 

Now our main task is to unitedly deal with the crisis caused by the coronavirus, said Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader urging the people of the country, including Awami League leaders, to be vigilant about the conspiracy of the unscrupulous cycle.

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