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The Supreme Court on Sunday dismissed a review petition against its judgment that upheld the death penalty for a convict in the murder case of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali, reports UNB.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, came up with the order rejecting the petition filed by the convict.

Now, there is no bar for executing the verdict against convict Mamun, said attorney general Mahbubey Alam.

On Thursday, the SC set 7 October (today) to deliver order on the review petition filed against its judgement in the murder case.

The SC upheld the High Court verdict that awarded death sentence to Mamun, and life term imprisonment to three others -- Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu, and Rafiqul Islam.

Khalaf Al Ali, 45, a non-diplomatic official with the consular section of the embassy, was shot near his Gulshan residence on the night of 5 March 2012.

A murder case was filed with the capital's Gulshan police station against five people, two days after the killing.

On 30 December 2012, a Dhaka court sentenced all the five accused of the case to death.

However, the decision was overturned when the convicts' appeal and death sentence was sent to the HC.

In 2013, the High Court acquitted fugitive Selim Chowdhury, commuted the sentences of Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam to life in prison, and upheld the death sentence of Saiful Islam Mamun.

The state then filed an appeal with the Supreme Court in 2014.

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