Family members enter into jail to meet Nizami, executive order to hang reaches to jail authority

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Dhaka, May 10: Family members of death-row war convict Motiur Rahman Nizami entered into Dhaka Central Jail to meet him (Nizami) on Tuesday evening.

According to sources, the executive order has already been reached to Dhaka Central Jail from the home ministry to hang Nizami.

The jail officials have asked the family members to meet Nizami.

“Jail authorities have asked (the family) to go there to meet (him). They are on their way,” his lawyer Motiur Rahman Akanda told reporters.

Eight family members includes—Shamsunnahar Nizami wife of Nizami, elfer son Barrister Najib Momen and his wife, two grand sons, younger daughter Mohsina and cousin of Nizami started for the Central jail from Banani at about 6:15pm.

However, any official announcement on whether the Jamaat-e-Islami chief will be hanged on Tuesday night for his 1971 war crimes is yet to come.

The street in front of the jail has been barricaded and closed to traffic.

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