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Life imprisonment means jail until death, but…

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Published: 10:56, 1 December 2020   Update: 11:13, 1 December 2020
Life imprisonment means jail until death, but…

The Appellate Division has delivered its verdict on a review petition filed against its judgment, saying that life imprisonment means jail sentence for rest of the life of the convict.

But a judge can sentence a person to 30 years in imprisonment, considering the situation.

A seven-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Tuesday morning.

On February 14, 2017 the Supreme Court pronounced that life imprisonment means jail sentence for rest of the life of the convict.

The apex court delivered the short verdict on the appeals of two convicts-- Ataur Mridha and Anwar Hossain-- who were sentenced to death by a lower court in a case filed for killing one Jamal in Savar in 2001.

A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Justice Sinha commuted their death sentence to life term, but observed it meant imprisonment until natural death.

Later, a review petition was filed against the Appellate Division verdict.

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