Former District and Sessions Judge of Dhaka Kazi Golam Rasul died of old-age complications in the capital on Thursday morning. He was 72.
Judge Kazi Golam Rasul breathed his last at United Hospital in the capital around 9:35 am.
Sources at the hospital said he had been receiving treatment at the hospital for old-age complications since November 26.
Kazi Golam Rasul had awarded capital punishment to 15 accused, all former army officers, with the indictment of 20 accused in 1998 in the Bangabandhu Murder Case.
The case was then referred to a two-member High Court bench for mandatory death reference as well as appeal hearing where the senior judge confirmed the punishment of 10 of them and the companion judge upheld the conviction of all the 15.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of former District and Sessions Judge of Dhaka.
In a condolence message, the President recalled his contributions to the judiciary and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
The Prime Minister, in her condolence message recalled the contributions of Golam Rasul to the judiciary.
Hasina prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed her deep sympathy to the bereaved family members. ?UNB