Supreme Court will hear on Oct 5 the long-pending appeals in the Sheikh Mujib
The chamber judge of the Appellate Division, Mohammed Mozammel Hossain, set the date on Monday after state counsel Anisul Huq sought a date earlier in the day.
Huq had applied to the judge in the afternoon for the hearing, hours after he had sought a date from an Appellate Division bench headed by the chief justice.
"I approached the regular bench led by chief justice M M Ruhul Amin this morning for an appeal hearing date. The chief justice asked me to go to the Appellate Division chamber judge," Huq said at his Supreme Court chamber afterwards.
Huq said on Sunday the state would apply for an Oct 4 hearing date to begin the long-stalled appeals process as a step to finally concluding the Bangabandhu murder trial.
He said as it was not possible to start the hearing before Aug 27, when the Supreme Court goes into a month-long vacation, the state was asking for an Oct 4 hearing, the day the Supreme Court returns from vacation.
He said the next step in the process would depend on the Appellate Division.