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Hearing on review of 'life term means until death' concludes

July 12, 2019 12:00:00

The Appellate Division on Thursday concluded hearing on an appeal seeking review on 'life term means until death' and kept it in CAV (curia advisari vult, which means reserving the verdict for a later time), reports UNB.

A seven-member bench, led by Chief Justice (CJ) Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order in the morning.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state while Advocate Khandakar Mahbub Hossain represented the petitioner.

Besides, senior lawyer Rokanuddin Mahmud, AF Hassan Arif, Abdur Razzak Khan, and AM Amin Uddin expressed their opinion regarding the matter as they were appointed as AmirusCuriae (legal opinion provider in court) over the matter.

On October 15, 2003, lower court sentenced two siblings - Ataur Mridha alias Ataur and Anowar Hossain - to death in a murder case. Later, the High Court also upheld their death sentence on October 30, 2007.

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