Nani, Taher verdict Tuesday
01 February 2015, Nirapad News: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 fixed February 2 as the date to pronounce verdict in a case against Netrokona’s Obaidul Haque Taher and Ataur Rahman Nani, who were accused in crimes against humanity during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.
The three-member tribunal, led by Justice Mohammad Anwar-ul Haque, on Monday (February 1) fixed the date.
Other members of the tribunal are Justice Shahinur Islam and Justice Mohammad Suhrawardy.
On January 10 of this year, the tribunal kept the case on CAV (verdict waiting to be pronounced).
Prosecutor Mokhlesur Rahman Badal placed arguments against the accused while Abdus Sobhan Tarafdar was the defence lawyer in the tribunal.
Earlier on December 11 of 2014, the tribunal took cognizance to formal charges that were placed on December 4 against the two former Muslim League leaders, Obaidul Haque Taher and Ataur Rahman Nani.
Later on March 2 of 2015, the tribunal framed six charges of crimes against humanity, including kidnapping and killing 42 innocent people, forcing about 200 families to leave the country, looting about 400 houses and setting fire to those, against them.
The tribunal started the legal proceedings against them through opening statement on April 5 in 2015.
Earlier on August 13 in 2014, Netrokona Sadar Thana Police arrested them from Netrokona district following the arrest warrant issued by ICT-1 on August 12.
In 2010, freedom fighter Ali Reza Kanchan filed a case accusing 12 people include Nani and Taher of committing crimes against humanity during the liberation war in 1971.