The Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court in is scheduled to deliver its
judgement in the appeals of the five death-row convicts in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder case at 11:00am on
Thursday amid heightened security on the court premises and elsewhere across
The five-member Appellate Division bench headed by Justice
Tafazzul Islam after the hearing in the appeals for 29 days on November 12
posted the verdict delivery for this morning. The court started hearing in the
appeals on October 5.
A large number of law enforcers, in uniform and plain
clothes, have been deployed in and around the court to stave off any untoward
incidents. Dog squads have also been deployed in the court area.
Several closed-circuit cameras have been installed at the
main entrance of the Supreme Court building and metal detectors have been
installed at every entrance towards the chief justice’s courtroom.
The state minister for home affairs, Shamsul Haque Tuku,
visited the court premises Wednesday morning to examine security measures.
The attorney general, Mahbubey Alam, told reporters on
Wednesday he feared criminal activities, including the implanting of bombs on
the court premises. He said all were asked to remain alert to any such
Quazi Golam Rasul, who was the Dhaka district and sessions
judge, on November 8, 1998 sentenced to death 15 out of the 20 accused of
killing the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and all but two
of the family on August 15, 1975.
In the meantime
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who is the daughter of the slain leader has said
that all she wants is justice.