The death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami central leader Mir Quasem Ali has been carried out in Kashimpur Central Jail at 10:30 pm. “Mir Quasem was hanged at 10:30 pm for his crimes against humanity,” Kasimpur Jail Super Prashanta Kumar Banik told reporters at the jail gate around 10:44 pm.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin told UNB that he was hanged around 10:35 pm. A team of hangmen carried out the execution. Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin, Dhaka Range SM Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman, Kasimpur Jail Super Prashanta Kumar Banik, District Magistrate SM Alam, Civil Surgeon Ali Haider Khan and Police Super Harun-ur Rashid of Gazipur were present.
Jail sources said the body will be sent to his village home at Chala village in Harirampur upazila of Manikganj where he will be buried. Earlier, Mir Quasem, who was sentenced to death in war crimes case, was given the final bath followed by an imam administering him ‘tawba’ (seeking pardon to the Almighty), an Islamic ritual, in line with the practice ahead of hanging. Hours before the execution, his family members were allowed to meet him inside the central jail.