RU Prof Taher Ahmed murder: Appellate Division stays execution of death-row convict
The Appellate Division has stayed the execution of death-row convict Mia Mohammad Mohiuddin, the then teacher of Rajshahi University, in RU Professor S Taher Ahmed murder case.
Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Justice Borhanuddin passed the stay order on October 4 following a petition filed by Mohiuddin, seeking review of the apex court verdict that upheld his death sentence in the case.
The apex chamber judge also sent the review petition to its full bench for hearing on November 17, Additional Attorney General Sk Md Morshed told The Daily Star today (October 6, 2022).
Senior lawyer SM Shahjahan appeared for Mohiuddin during hearing of the petition on October 4.
On April 5 this year, the Appellate Division upheld a High Court verdict that confirmed the death sentence of two convicts, including Mohiuddin, and sentenced two others to life term imprisonment for killing Professor S Taher Ahmed in 2006.
The HC, in its verdict, on April 21, 2013, confirmed the death sentence of Mohiuddin and caretaker at Taher's residence Jahangir Alam for their involvement in the gruesome murder of Prof Taher.
The HC, however, commuted the death sentence of two other convicts to life term imprisonment. These two convicts are Jahangir Alam's brother Abdus Salam and brother-in-law Nazmul.
Dr S Taher Ahmed, a 59-year-old geology and mining professor, was killed on February 1, 2006 and police recovered his body from a septic tank well behind his residence on the university campus on February 3 the same year.