Bangladesh: Saudi Embassy official Khalaf murder convict Mamun hanged

Gazipur Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (Crime MdSharifur Rahman said that the Additional District Magistrate MdMoshiur Rahman andDistrict Civil Surgeon Syed MdManjurul Haque were also present during the execution of Saiful.

Accused Saiful was in the Kashimpur high-security Central Prison since January 4, 2013. (Image used for representation purpose

Saiful Islam Mamun, convict in the murder of Saudi Embassy official Khalaf Al Ali in 2012, was on Sunday executed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The convict was hanged at the Kashimpur high-security Central Prison in Gazipur at 10:01 pm, jail superintendent Md Shahjahan told to media.

Saiful Islam Mamun, son of late Abdul Motaleb Hawlader of Khontakta area in Bagerhat’s Sharonkhola Upazila, was in the Kashimpur Central Prison since January 4, 2013.

Gazipur Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (Crime Md Sharifur Rahman said that the Additional District Magistrate Md Moshiur Rahman and District Civil Surgeon Syed Md Manjurul Haque were also present during the execution of Saiful.

Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali (45 was shot outside his residence in Dhaka’s Gulshan at midnight on March 5, 2012.

Two days after the murder, police filed a case in Gulshan police station. After four and a half months, four people including Saiful Islam were arrested, who were given identity as ‘hijackers’.

At the end of the investigation, the Detective Branch of police (DB filed the chargesheet on September 20, 2012 and named five people as accused including Selim Chowdhury.

On December 30, 2012, Motahar Hossain, judge of the Special Tribunal of Dhaka, awarded death sentence to all the five accused. However, after hearing the appeals and death references, a high court bench allowed the execution of only Saiful Islam’s death sentence.