Dhaka, Jan. 14 -- A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain issued the verdict on Tuesday upholding the death penalty handed by the International Crimes Tribunal. The tribunal sentenced Kaiser to death on Dec 23, 2014, for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

A Muslim League leader in 1971, Kaiser was convicted of murder, arson, loot, rape and genocide.

Kaiser had raised a militia in his name - 'Kaiser Bahini'- with 500 to 600 anti-liberation activists to support the Pakistan Army during the war.

He guided the Pakistani troops to various villages to attack and abuse Hindus and supporters of Bangladesh's liberation.

He went into hiding as soon as the country became free and la...