The High Court today rejected a writ petition that sought its order on the government to release Badal Farazi, who was recently brought back to the country from India after he languished in jail there for 10 years in a murder case.
The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the rejection order considering that the petition was not placed properly.
Earlier, in the day, Deputy Attorney General Masud Hasan Chowdhury produced some documents before the HC saying that the Indian court has convicted and sentenced Badal Farazi in due process of law.
Therefore, he cannot be released from jail, the DAG said.
Farazi, 28, who was serving a life sentence in Delhi's Tihar jail after being convicted in the murder case, was brought back to the country on July 6 under a bilateral treaty on “Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners” signed with India around eight years ago.
After Badal was brought back he was sent to Dhaka Central Jail to let him serve the rest of his sentence there.
According to the report, the home ministry of Bangladesh sent a letter to Indian government for the repatriation of Badal, son of Abdul Khalek and Sarafali Begum.
Badal, who was a school student when he went to India in 2008, completed his studies and even obtained a degree during his decade-long stay in Tihar Jail.