Death warrant issued for Mujib killer Majed

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:10, Apr 08,2020 | Updated: 14:15, Apr 08,2020


Police take sacked army captain Abdul Majed, one of the convicted killers of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to jail from a court on Tuesday.-- New Age file photo

The Dhaka district and Sessions Judge’s Court on Wednesday issued a warrant to execute Abdul Majed, one of the six absconding death-row convicts for killings of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members in August 1975.

Judge Helal Chowdhury issued the warrant after showing Majed arrested in the Bangabandhu Murder Case as prayed by the prosecution.

Majed was produced in the court but no lawyer was appeared for him to defend.

Earlier, the Chief Justice cancelled the leave only for the court of the district and sessions judge and his staff for today to hear and dispose of the prosecution’ prayer.

On Tuesday the court of chief metropolitan magistrate sent Majed to the Dhaka central jail.

Earlier the counter terrorism and transnational crime unit at Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested the sacked army captain Majed at Mirpur Sare Egaro area in the capital at about 3:00am in the day based on ‘secret information’.

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