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03:54 PM, July 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:04 PM, July 11, 2019

Verdict on life term tenure any day

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict any day on a review petition involving the dispute over the meaning and tenure of a convict's life imprisonment.

A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain today kept the review petition CAV (curia advisari vult which means the verdict will be delivered on any day).

The apex court today concluded hearing on the review petition filed by one Ataur Mridha.

The top court heard expert opinions from the four amicus curiae (friends of court) -- Advocate AF Hasan Ariff, Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud, Advocate Abdur Rezak Khan, and Advocate AM Aminuddin on the issue.

Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain and Advocate Shishir Manir Appeared for the petitioner while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam argued for the state.

Mridha challenged an apex court verdict that on February 14, 2017 commuted his death penalty to life imprisonment in a murder case.

The Appellate Division bench headed by the then Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha at the time said life imprisonment means jail sentence until natural death of the convict. Mridha submitted the petition to the Supreme Court seeking review of its judgment the same year.

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