Death warrant issued against Mujib killers

    Dhaka's District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Abdul Gafur signed the death warrants, paving way from the execution of five of the 12 convicts, a court official said.

The warrants were immediately sent to the district magistrate and the jail superintendent in "red envelopes" as prescribed under the Jail Code, the official said.     
The jail code demands the death warrants to be executed in between 21st and 28th day from the day it is signed.  

   The warrant was issued more than two weeks after the apex Appellate Division of the SC rejected their final appeals of the five in Bangabandhu's assassination trial.
     Gafur signed the warrant as court officials submitted the papers in a folder in presence of the public prosecutors. 

    The five convicts are sacked lieutenant colonels Syed Faruq Rahman, Sultan Shariar Rashid Khan, Mohiuddin Ahmed (artillery) and AKM Mohiuddin and sacked major Bazlul Huda.      According to the constitution the death row convicts were entitled to an opportunity to seek a review of the verdict at the Appellate Division itself within 30 days, and if rejected they would have a last chance to seek presidential clemency within subsequent seven days.

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