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Supreme Court defers hearing Maulana Nizami's review petition
Monday, 04 April 2016

The hearing of a petition filed by Jamaat Ameer Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami to review the verdict upholding his death sentence has been deferred.

The matter was included in the Supreme Court’s cause list for Sunday.

But after Maulana Nizami’s counsels pleaded for more time on Sunday, the Appellate Division bench-led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha deferred the hearing by a week.

“Not this week,” said the court.

“We pleaded for six weeks; the court gave us one week. The matter will be heard after that,” Maulana Nizami’s lawyer SM Shahjahan told journo after the hearing.

On Mar 29, the Jamaat-e-Islami chief filed the petition seeking review of the Supreme Court verdict, which confirmed his death penalty for  his alleged crimes against humanity during 1971 war.

The next day, the State moved the Supreme Court’s chamber judge to expedite the hearing, when it forwarded the matter to a regular appeals bench and fixed Sunday for the hearing