The Supreme Court yesterday permitted the attorney general to inspect the original documents of the case against convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee.
A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain gave the permission following a plea of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.
As per the order, the AG will have to inspect the documents, which were transmitted to the SC from the International Crimes Tribunal-1, in the presence of a court officer and a defence counsel.
On February 28 last year, the tribunal sentenced Sayedee to death on two charges although it had found him guilty on eight out of 20 charges framed against him. The convict on March 28 in the same year filed an appeal with the Supreme Court seeking acquittal from all eight charges.
Meanwhile, Mahbubey Alam yesterday placed arguments on the eighth charge, which was related to the killing of Ibrahim alias Kutti. It was one of the two charges for which Sayedee was given death penalty.
Citing from the testimonies of several prosecution witnesses, Mahbubey Alam said there was no discrepancies
between the statements about the place of Kutti's killing. The defence counsels alleged the discrepancies while placing their arguments.
The AG completed his arguments on the charge yesterday.
About the submission of a large number of defence petitions before the tribunal, Mahbubey Alam said it was done only to cause delay in the proceeding.
The court adjourned the proceeding until today.