Bangladesh apex court clears way for Islamist’s hanging

Dhaka, Dec 12: The Bangladesh Supreme Court Thursday dismissed the review petition filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah, clearing the way for his execution, a media report said.

The order means that the Jammat’s assistant secretary general can now be executed anytime, the Daily Star reported.

Mollah, who is on a death row, has been kept in the Dhaka Central Jail.

Executions are usually carried out after midnight when the prisoners are kept inside their cells, the report quoted a prison official as saying.

The official added that anytime after sunset is suitable for the execution.

IANS