Nizami’s review plea hearing likely tomorrow
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hold the hearing tomorrow on the review petition filed by condemned war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami.
The petition was included as the fourth item in the hearing list of a four member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.
Other three judges of the bench are: Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique.
On April 10, the bench fixed May 3 for hearing of the review petition.
Earlier on March 29, Nizami filed the review petition through his lawyers, praying to the apex court to acquit him of all the charges on which he was found guilty.
Nizami mentioned 46 grounds in the 70-page petition.
On October 29, 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 handed down the death penalty to Nizami on four charges of war crimes, including murdering intellectuals during the Liberation War in 1971. The 71-year-old was also awarded life imprisonment on the four other charges.
The SC on January 6 this year upheld his death sentence on three charges and life term imprisonment on two other charges.
On March 15, the apex court released the full verdict. The ICT issued death warrant for him hours after the SC had released its full verdict.