Tribunal for formality before handing over Yusuf’s bodyNew Age Online
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Sunday ordered the jail authority to follow the legal formalities while handing over the body of war crimes accused and Jamaat leader AKM Yusuf.
The two-member tribunal led by Justice Mozibur Rahman Mia passed the order disposing of a defence application seeking tribunal’s permission for not performing autopsy.
Defence lawyer Gazi MH Tamim submitted the application to the tribunal this noon.
In his submission, Tamim said Yusuf was 87 years old and that it was a normal death. He said the family of Yusuf wanted his body without any autopsy.
Prosecutor Haider Ali submitted that Yusuf’s death was a sad matter and that he was under supervision of the jail authority.
Ali submitted that the tribunal needed to know the exact reason of his death and, that is why, the procedure of jail authorities should be maintained before handing over the body.
Senior Jail Superintendent of Dhaka Central Jail Farhan Ali told New Age that as per the jail code, an autopsy must be performed before handing over the body to the respective family members.
Yusuf died at around 11:30am this morning at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital in the capital.
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