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Formalities on to execute Majed’s death sentence: Anisul
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Formalities on to execute Majed’s death sentence: Anisul

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Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said formalities to execute death sentence of convicted killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, dismissed army captain Abdul Majed have already started with his arrest.

“Formalities to execute the death sentence have started and the judgement would be executed once the formalities come to an end,” he said at a virtual briefing from his Gulshan residence this evening.

A team of police’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested Majed in a predawn raid in Mirpur 11.5 area of the capital. He was later sent to Keraniganj Central Prison by the court.

Replying a question on whether the convicted killer would pose a threat of coronavirus transmission to other inmates in jail, the law minister said as Majed would be kept at solitary confinement as a convict condemned to death, so he doesn’t think Majed would pose any such threat.

“The convict was involved directly with the conspiracy of killing Father of the Nation with most of his family members and the actual killing itself. The trial court and the appeal court subsequently sentenced him to death based on the evidences found against him,” the law minister added.

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