Update September 21, 2015

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5 ‘razakars’ indictment hearing Tuesday

Sumel Sarker

Tribunal

5 ‘razakars’ indictment hearing Tuesday

21 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 Monday deferred the charge framing hearing against five ‘razakars’ of Kirshoreganj for their alleged crimes against humanity in 1971.

The three-member of ICT-1 led by its chairman M Anwarul Haque fixed Tuesday (September 22) for the charge hearing.

The government made one of two International Crimes Tribunals inactive and reconstituted rest of the tribunal.

The hearing has been rescheduled to give time to the bench judges to know about allegation against accused, the court said.
Only detained accused Advocate Shamsuddin Ahmed was produced before the court on the day’s proceedings.

The other accused are Nasir Uddin Ahmed, 62, a former army officer, Razakar commanders Gazi Abdul Mannan, Hafiz Uddin and Azharul Islam.

On May 13, the three-member of ICT-1 led by its chairman Enayetur Rahim took the formal charge against them into cognizance.

The tribunal also asked the authorities concerned to submit report if four fugitive accused are arrested.

The court also again ordered to local administration to arrest the fugitives.

On May 10, Prosecutors Sultan Mahmud Simon, Tapas Kanto Bal and Rezia Sultana Chaman, submitted the formal charges against the accused.

Earlier on April 15, Prosecutor Sultan Mahmud Simon submitted the final report on Wednesday and he plead for more time to submit formal charge-sheet.

Seven war crimes charges including abduction, murder, genocide, looting and torture have been pressed against the five accused.

According to formal charges, they committed the crimes against humanity during liberation war in Sidyanagar, Aila, Fatehpur Beel, Fatehpur Beel, Piraton Beel and adjacent area under Karimganj Thana of Kishireganj district.

40 witnesses are expected to give depositions angst the accused, according to formal charge-sheet.

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