President Abdul Hamid has rejected the mercy pleas of captain Abdul Mazed, the death row killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, paving the way for the former serviceman's execution.
Hamid rejected Mazed’s plea after it reached the president’s residence on Wednesday night, hours after the convict filed the petition, a Bangabhaban source said.
The jail authorities earlier said they sent the former army captain’s petition for clemency to the home ministry.
His death warrant reached to Dhaka Central Jail in the afternoon, hours after a Dhaka court today issued it. Later, jail authorities read it out to him and asked whether he will seek pardon to the president, and he agreed, a high official of the central jail said.
The jail authorities read out the death warrant to him at the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.
He was arrested in Mirpur on Tuesday, four and a half decades after the murder.
Majed is from Batamara village at Borhanuddin Upazila of Bhola district. His properties in his village have already been confiscated by the district administration.