Gazipur: Jamaat leader Quader Mollah, now in Kashimpur jail, looked upset after hearing the Supreme Court verdict that sentenced him to death on Tuesday.
Jail sources said as there is no television set in Mollah’s cell, he could not see the news of the verdict on television, but other inmates of the jail informed him about it.
They said Mollah remained silent most of the time since Monday afternoon and got upset when he came to know about the verdict today.
They said he did not come out of the room since morning and did not even do his regular gardening work.
Jail super of No 2 unit of Kashimpur Jail Jahangir Kabir said Quader will be informed about the verdict officially when the jail authorities will get the copy of the verdict and then be taken to condemned cell from the general cell.
Quader Mollah was sent to Dhaka Central Jail on July 19, 2010 after his arrest. Later, he was sent to Kashimpur jail on June 24, 2011.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah be hanged for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 following a government appeal seeking death sentence for him.
On February 5, the International Crimes Tribunnal-2 unanimously sentenced Quader Mollah to life term imprisonment for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
Later, lifer Quader Mollah through his counsel filed an appeal against the ICT judgment seeking acquittal on all charges, while the government submitted an appeal seeking death penalty for Mollah for each of the six charges brought against him.