The death-row war crimes convict Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali will not seek presidential clemency, the last option to avoid the gallows. Inspector General (IG) of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin confirmed the news on Friday.
Eariler on Thursday, Mir Quasem wanted more time to decide whether he would seek mercy plea to the president. He informed his decision to the jail authority in a day.
Earlier on Wednesday, Khandokar Ayesha Khatun, wife of Mir Quasem, told reporters that her husband was waiting to take the decision for their son Barrister Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem who has been missing for couple of days.
The verdict copy of war criminal Mir Quasem Ali reached Kashimpur Central Jail-2 from Dhaka Central Jail on Tuesday midnight. It was read out to Mir Quasem at 7:30am the following morning.
Earlier on August 30, the Appellate Division upheld death penalty for Jamaat moneyman Mir Quasem Ali, rejecting his review petition of the verdict.