Khalaf Murder

Verdict on appeals today

1 November, 2017 12:00 AM printer

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set Wednesday for delivering its verdict on the appeals filed by the government and the accused in the murder of Saudi Arabian embassy official Khalaf Al-Ali, reports UNB.


A four-member bench of Appellate Division led by acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah fixed the date after concluding re-hearing.


On August 20, the Supreme Court fixed October 10 to deliver its verdicts on appeals against the High Court judgement in the case.


A Dhaka court sentenced five people to death over the murder in 2012.


However, the decision was overturned when the convicts’ appeal and death reference was sent to the High Court.


In 2013, the High Court acquitted fugitive Selim Chowdhury, reduced the sentences of Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam to life in prison and upheld the death sentence of Saiful Islam Mamun.


The state appealed the decision in 2014.


On March 9, 2012, Khalaf sustained bullet in a miscreant attack in diplomatic zone in Gulshan.