Thursday, May 26

SC upholds death for Mir Quasem


 

 

The Supreme Court today upheld death for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali in the appeal verdict of a war crimes case. He was acquitted in three charges, including one from a death penalty.

A five-member full bench of Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the short verdict before a packed courtroom at 9:42am.

The apex court upheld Quasem’s death for murder of a freedom fighter Jasim. He was acquitted for murdering Ranjit Das and Tuntu Sen, abduction, two counts of abduction, confinement and torture of Saifuddin Khan and Harunur Rashid Khan.

Quasem Ali, 63, a member of Jamaat-e-Islami’s central executive council and considered by many as a top financier of the anti-liberation party, handed death by a special tribunal in 2014 for war crimes.

On February 24, the apex court fixed today for delivering the verdict on his appeal.

Mir Quasem Ali-Punishment

Charge

Crimes

Tribunal

Supreme Court

1 Abduction, confinement and torture of Omarul Islam Chowdhury Not Guilty

–do–

2 Abduction, confinement and torture of Lutfar Rahman Faruk and Seraj 20 years jail

–do–

3 Abduction, confinement and torture of Jahangir Alam Chowdhury Seven years jail

–do–

4 Abduction, confinement and torture of Saifuddin Khan Seven years jail

ACQUITTAL

5 Abduction, confinement and torture of Abdul Jabbar Member Not Guilty

–do–

6 Abduction, confinement and torture of Harunur Rashid Khan Seven years jail

ACQUITTAL

7 Abduction, confinement and torture of Sanaulla Chowdhury, Habibur Rahman and Elias Seven years jail

–do–

8 Abduction, confinement and torture of Nurul Quddus, Md Nasir, Nurul Hashem and others Not Guilty

–do–

9 Abduction, confinement and torture to Sayed Md. Jamaluddin and 6 others Seven years jail

–do–

10 Abduction, confinement and torture of Zakaria, Salahuddin alias Chuttu Miah, Iskandar Alam Chowdhury, Nazim Uddin along with many others. Seven years jail

–do–

11 Murder of youth freedom fighter Jasim Death

–do–

12 Murders of Ranjit Das and Tuntu Sen Death (Majority)

ACQUITTAL

13 Abduction, confinement and torture of Sunil Kanti Bardhan Not Guilty

–do–

14 Abduction, confinement & torture of Nasiruddin Chowdhury 10 years jail

–do–