The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday again deferred the hearing of the review petition of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman until April 5.
The chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Justice MD Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice Hasan Feroz Siddique and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chaudhury deferred the hearing as Kamaruzzaman’s lawyer Jainul Abedin Tuhin sought an adjournment on ground that senior lawyer Khandker Mahbub Hossain was sick. One of the judges criticised Jainul that Khandker Mahbub was seen taking part in a TV talk-show yesterday.
Attorney general, Mahbubey Alam, also opposed the adjournment.
Earlier, International Crimes Tribunal-2 on February 19 had issued the warrant to execute his death sentence for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. Kamaruzzaman filed the review petition on his death sentence on March 5 when Appellate Division chamber judge had set March 9 for its hearing.
Later on March 9 Appellate Division deferred Kamaruzzaman’s review petition hearing until 1st of April after his lawyer Maulabhi Wahidullah sought an adjournment for four weeks.
Source: New Age