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Bangla apex court rejects review plea of death-row convict in murder case of Saudi embassy official

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

Bangladesh's on Sunday cleared ways for the execution of a convict who was sentenced to death for killing a here in 2012, rejecting his plea for reviewing the apex court's previous

pronounced the four-member bench's decision, wrapping up the protracted trial process that began soon after the 45-year-old was shot dead near his residence in the posh Gulshan area on March 6, 2012.

"The (of the Supreme Court) has rejected convict Saiful Islam's review petition... there is now no bar for him to be hanged unless he could obtain clemency from the president," a of the attorney general's office said.

The police investigation after the incident found it to be a case of mugging where miscreants demanded money from him but his resistance led to a bloody confrontation in which Saiful shot him dead, visibly exposing to difficulties Bangladesh's crucial ties with initially.

A fast track in December 2012 sentenced him and four others to death for the murder. Later, the four others were acquitted by the

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 19:40 IST