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Saudi embassy official murder: SC fixes Oct 10 to deliver verdict

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

A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah set the date after concluding hearing on the appeals.

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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.

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

On November 18, 2013, the High Court, in a major revision to a trial court verdict, acquitted one of the five condemned convicts, awarded life term to three others and upheld the death sentence of one in the sensational Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali murder case.

The acquitted, Selim Chowdhury, is on the run while the rest four are behind bars.

The HC upheld the death sentence of Saiful Islam Mamun for killing the 45-year-old Saudi embassy official, who was shot dead near his Gulshan residence in the capital's diplomatic enclave on March 6 last year.

The three convicts, who were sentenced to life term imprisonment by the HC, are Mohammad Al Amin, Rafiqul Islam Khokon and Akbar Ali Lalu.

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. 

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