Judgement in SQ Chy’s verdict leak case now Sep 15
A Dhaka court today deferred to September 15 to deliver verdict in a case filed over leaking the draft verdict of International Crimes Tribunal-1 that sentenced BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death.
Judge KM Shamsul Alam of Cyber Tribunal re-scheduled the date as he could not prepare the judgement completely.
The tribunal was scheduled to announce its verdict today (August 28). This is the second time the verdict has been deferred. Earlier on August 4, the tribunal fixed August 14 for pronouncing the verdict.
The case was filed against executed war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s wife Farhat Quader Chowdhury, son Hummam Quader Chowdhury and five others.
The five others are Salauddin's manager Mahbubul Ahsan, counsel Fakhrul Islam, Fakhrul's assistant Mehedi Hasan, the tribunal's then office assistant Faruk Hossain and peon Nayan Ali.
On October 1, 2013, soon after pronouncement of the war crimes case verdict, Salauddin's wife and family members showed “a copy of the verdict” to newsmen and claimed that it was leaked. Three days later, detectives filed the case.
On August 28, 2014, detectives pressed charges against Farhat, Hummam and five others for their alleged involvement in the incident and the court framed charges against them on February 15 this year.
According to the charge sheet, Salauddin's wife and son “hatched conspiracy and instigated” the leak while Fakhrul “facilitated” it. Mehedi, Mahbubul, Faruk and Nayan were “directly involved” in the crime. Salauddin was executed at Dhaka Central Jail on November 22 last year.