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SC hearing on review plea in RU Prof Taher murder case on Nov 17

Published : 06 Oct 2022 10:19 PM

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Thursday set November 17 for holding hearing on petition of a convict, pleading to review apex court judgment that upheld his death sentence in a case lodged over murder of Rajshahi University Prof Dr S Taher Ahmed.

Justice Borhanuddin of Appellate Division Chamber Judge Court set the date and sent the matter to Appellate Division full bench for further hearing, Supreme Court lawyer and Prof S Taher's daughter Advocate Shagufta Tabassum Ahmed told the news agency.

  The apex court on September 14 published the 68-page verdict upholding the death sentence of two convicts, Rajshahi University Professor Dr Miah Mohammad Mohiuddin and Md Jahangir Alam.

Dr S Taher Ahmed, Professor of Rajshahi University Department of Geology and Mining, was killed on February 1, 2006 and police recovered his body from a septic tank behind his residence on the university campus on February 3 the same year. His son Sanjid Alvi Ahmed filed the case with Motihar Police Station on the same day.

On February 22 this year, the apex court started hearing on the appeals filed by the convicts challenging the HC verdict on them in the case.

Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal on May 22, 2008, sentenced for accused to death and acquitted two others of the charges.

The High Court after holding hearing on the death reference and appeals of the convicts, pronounced its judgment on April 21, 2013. It confirmed the death sentence of the then RU teacher Dr Mia Mohammad Mohiuddin and caretaker at Prof S Taher's residence Jahangir Alam for their involvement in the gruesome murder.

The Appellate Division on April 5 in 2022, upheld the High Court verdict.

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