The Supreme Court has set a fresh date, tomorrow, for the review hearing on war criminal and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s death penalty.
The Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, set the date today after the war crimes convict’s lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Hossain said he was unprepared today.
Earlier, the court had slated to hear review petition of SQ Chowdhury today (November 17). Review hearing of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed was also set for the same date.
The order on Mojaheed’s review against death penalty (for war crimes) will be delivered tomorrow.
War criminal Salauddin on October 14 filed the review petition to the apex court, seeking acquittal on all the charges levelled against him.
In the petitions, Salauddin sought reconsideration of the SC judgments on the ground that he was sentenced for “offences committed by others”.
After a war crimes tribunal’s verdict, the Supreme Court upheld death penalty for SQ Chowdhury in July this year. Death warrant was issued for him on October 1, after the full verdict was released.