Kamaruzzaman’s execution depends on SC verdict release: AG
Steps can be taken for war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman’s execution before December 16, the victory day, if the Supreme Court sends its verdict to the International Crimes Tribunal-2 by the third week of this month, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has said.
Execution of Kamaruzaman’s capital punishment depends on the release of the SC verdict, he said while talking to reporters at his office today.
The attorney general said the ICT-2 will issue a death warrant against the Jamaat-e-Islami leader within a day or two after receiving the SC judgement, and then the jail authorities will execute his death penalty.
He added that now it cannot be said specifically what will be the result if Kamaruzzaman gets the rights to move a review petition before the apex court against its verdict.
“In my view, the convicted war criminal has no right to move any review petition to the Supreme Court as per Article 47(a)(2) of the constitution,” said the state's top counsel.
Mahbubey Alam said the jail authorities will execute the death sentence of Kamaruzzaman under the decision of the government after receiving death warrant order from the ICT-2, as per Section 20(3) of the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973.
Jail Code’s provision is not applicable for executing war crimes convict, he said, adding that the death sentence can be executed on the basis of a short order of the SC.
Meanwhile today, Law Minister Anisul Huq told reporters at his secretariat office that he did not know the latest update about the SC verdict that sentenced Kamaruzzaman on November 3 for his war crimes.
“I am waiting for the Supreme Court verdict,” he said.