SC to hear war criminal Subhan’s appeal Oct 16
The Supreme Court today fixed October 16 for hearing the appeal filed by convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan challenging the death penalty awarded to him by International Crimes Tribunal (ICT).
The court asked the defence and state counsels to submit their concise statements on the appeal before the apex court in two and three weeks respectively.
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A concise statement contains the points on which the counsels will place arguments on an appeal before the SC.
The three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order as the appeal came up before the court for an order today.
The tribunal on February 18 sentenced the Jamaat leader to death for committing crimes against humanity, including mass killing, murder, and confinement and torture of pro-liberation people during the 1971 Liberation War.
On March 18 of the same year, Subhan filed the appeal with the SC challenging his death penalty given for committing war crimes in 1971.