Bangabandhu’s killer Majed files mercy plea
DHAKA, April 8, 2020 (BSS) – Dismissed army captain Abdul Majed has filed
a mercy plea within hours of issuing of death warrant against him, the
convicted killer of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Confirming the matter to BSS, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said they will
send the petition to President.
Earlier in the day, Dhaka District and Sessions Judge Court issued death
warrant for Majed, showing him arrested in the case lodged over the brutal
killings of Father of the Nation along with most of his family members.
“Dhaka District and Sessions Judge Helal Uddin Chowdhury issued the death
warrant for Majed,” Dhaka metropolitan public prosecutor Abdulah Abu told
Majed, who was tried in absentia and sentenced to death for his atrocious
crimes along with 11 other killers in 2009, was in hiding for so long, only
to be arrested in a pre-dawn raid by police’s Counter Terrorism and
Transnational Crimes (CTTC) unit on April 7 from capital’s Mirpur 11.5 area.
Majed was later sent to Keraniganj Central Jail by Dhaka Metropolitan
Magistrate AM Zulfikar Hayat.