SC refuses to receive Gonojagoron Mancha memorandum
The Supreme Court authorities yesterday refused to receive a memorandum prepared by Gonojagoron Mancha demanding that the SC's Appellate Division continues hearing appeals against war crimes case verdicts during its vacation from tomorrow.
The SC can not receive such memorandums as per its rules, SC Registrar AKM Shamsul Islam told The Daily Star.
The memorandum also urged the chief justice to hold hearings on appeals of more than one case at a time.
Five Gonojagoron Mancha representatives led by Imran H Sarker placed copies of the memorandum at the offices of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and State Minister for Law Qamrul Islam.
The Appellate Division heard appeals of the defence and prosecution against the life sentence of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah. The appeals against the death sentences for Delawar Hossain Sayedee and Muhammad Kamaruzzaman have been filed. The SC has a total of 49 working days in 2013.