International Crimes Tribunal-1 indicts 2 Netrokona ‘Razakars’
02 March 2015, Nirapad News: Dismissing the defence discharge plea, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday indicted detained Obaidul Huq alias Abu Taher and Ataur Rahman alias Noni of Netrakona district for their alleged crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
Passing the order, the three-member tribunal, headed by its chairman Justice M Enayuetur Rahim, also set April 5 to begin the formal trial with the opening statement by the prosecution followed by the testimony of the prosecution witnesses (PWs).
The tribunal framed charges against Taher and Noni, members of infamous Razakar an auxiliary force of the Pakistan occupation army on six counts that include killing, genocide, persecution and ransacking.
On August 12 last year, police arrested the two war-crimes accused from Netrakona, hours into the tribunal issued a warrant for their arrest following a prosecution petition.
Ali Reza Kanchan, a nephew of martyred freedom fighter Badiuzzaman Mukta, filed a case in 2010 with the judicial magistrate court of Netrakona accusing a dozen anti-liberation forces, including Taher and Noni. After recording initial statement of the complainant, the magistrate forwarded the case to the International Crimes Tribunals.
Advocate Mukhlesur Rahman Badal appeared for the prosecution.