Death row convict Captain (sacked) Abdul Majed has sought presidential clemency.
He sought the clemency through jail authorities on Wednesday, after a Dhaka court issued death warrant for dismissed army captain Abdul Majed, one of the six absconding death-row convicts in the Bangabandhu killing case, paving the way for his execution.
A top official of the central jail confirmed the news.
The clemency petition has already been delivered to the president office, the source added.
Earlier, Dhaka District and Sessions Judge Md Helal Chowdhury issued death warrant after Mazed was taken to the court.
Mazed was arrested in Mirpur area on Tuesday, four decades after the murder.
Abdul Mazed, a key fugitive convict in the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was sent to jail following his arrest.