Security beefed up in Dhaka jail

Security beefed up in Dhaka jail

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Dhaka – Security in and around the Dhaka Central Jail has been beefed up after the full verdict of the Supreme Court rejecting the review petition of Motiur Rahman Nizami reached the jail on Monday evening, unb news agency reported.
Deputy Commissioner (Lalbagh division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Mafiz Uddin said that they strengthened the security in and around the jail after the Appellate Division rejected Nizami’s petition.
They took additional security in the jail area on Monday after the full verdict reached the jail, he said.
Additional police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members were seen patrolling the jail area.
Meanwhile, the full verdict of the Supreme Court rejecting the review petition of Nizami against the conviction and death sentence, was read out to the Jamaat leader at Dhaka Central Jail in the evening.
DIG (Prisons) Golam Haider, Senior Jail Super of the Dhaka Central Jail Jahangir Kabir, jailer Nesar Alam and deputy jailer Lavlu Miah entered the condemned cell of the jail, where Nizami has been kept, around 7:30pm with a copy of the verdict, said jail sources.
Later, Jahangir Kabir read out the verdict to Nizami.
Earlier in the day, the verdict reached the International Crimes Tribunal after the Supreme Court released its full text of its verdict.
Earlier, Nizami was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur on Sunday night.
On May 5, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court rejected the petition of Nizami seeking review of its earlier verdict upholding the death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal.
On March 15, the ICT issued a death warrant for Nizami for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 after the apex court released the full text of its verdict upholding his death penalty.
On January 6, a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by the Chief Justice, upheld the death sentence of the Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer.

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