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Mir Quasem Ali’s appeal verdict on March 8
Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Supreme Court today set March 8 for delivering its verdict on appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami\'s central executive committee member and renowned entrepreneur Mir Quasem Ali challenging his death penalty.

Earlier, the court set March 2 for delivering the verdict. After a brief period of time, the bench shifted the hearing to March 8.

The five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha set the date after concluding appeal hearing of the Jamaat leader.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam prayed to the Appellate Division to uphold Mir Quasem’s death penalty – awarded to him by a war crimes tribunal on November 2, 2014.

Meanwhile, Khandker Mahbub Hossain, chief defence counsel for the war criminal , prayed to the apex court for acquittal saying that the state counsels failed to prove the charges.