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HC rejects Sayeedi’s plea for division in jail

HC rejects Sayeedi’s plea for division in jail

Convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayeedi. File photo

Dhaka, June 28 : The High Court on Thursday rejected a writ plea filed by convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayeedi seeking division facilities in jail.

The HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order after concluding hearing on the petition on Wednesday.

Earlier on June 24, Sayeedi, who has been serving jail sentence in Kashimpur Jail-1, filed the writ petition with the HC saying that he had got division facilities while he was an under-trial prisoner.

In the petition, Sayeedi sought the HC directive on the jail authorities to provide him with the division facilities in jail and to send him to a specialised hospital for treatment.

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on February 28, 2013, sentenced Sayeedi to death for killing Ibrahim Kutti and one Bisa Bali in Pirojpur during the Liberation War in 1971.

Following two appeals by Sayeedi and the government, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on September 17, 2014 commuted Sayeedi’s death sentence to imprisonment until death.