28 June 2018, Thu, 5:41

High Court denies Allama Sayedee division in jail

Jamaat-e-Islami’s Nayeb-e-Ameer, renowned religious scholar, former lawmaker and Ex-president of the parliamentary committee on religious affairs, Allama Delawar Hossain Sayedee has been denied division facilities in jail.

The High Court today summarily rejected a writ plea he moved wanting the division facilities which entitles him to a bed, mosquito net, table, chair, newspaper and better food.

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

In the petition, Allama Sayedee said during trial under International Crimes Tribunal, he got division facilities, but after his verdict he is not getting any such benefits in prison.

Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain prayed to the HC to direct jail authorities to provide him with the division facilities and send him to a specialised hospital.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam opposed the writ petition, saying that Sayedee has no right to move such a petition before the HC under the constitution.

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on February 28, 2013, sentenced Sayedee to death on a controversial charge of murdering Ibrahim Kutti and one Bisa Bali in Pirojpur during the country's Liberation War in 1971.

Following two appeals by Sayedee and the government, the Appellate Division on September 17, 2014 commuted Sayedee's death sentence to imprisonment until death.