HC verdict in BDR carnage case soon, hopes prosecution

High Court Bhaban

PV Desk : The prosecution at the High Court today expressed the hope that the verdict on death reference and jail appeals in the BDR carnage case will be pronounced soon.

“We hope to get the verdict soon. The High Court on April 13 kept the judgment on CAV, Curia Advisari Vult (a Latin legal term meaning court awaits verdict) after conclusion of hearing on 370 days,” Deputy Attorney General KM Jahid Sarwar Kazal told.

A three-member High Court special bench led by Justice Md Shawkat Hossain had passed the short order on that day.

Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court on November 5, 2013, sentenced 152 persons to death and 160 others to life-term imprisonment as they were proved beyond doubt directly involved in the 2009 BDR carnage that killed a total of 74 people including 57 top and mid ranking army officers.

The trial court had passed the judgement after examining 654 out of 1354 prosecution witnesses in the biggest criminal case in the history of Bangladesh.BSS