‘War Criminal’ Abdul Latif passes away
28 July 2015, Nirapad News: Accused war criminal Abdul Latif Talukder, hailed from Bagerhat, passed away under treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) early Tuesday. He was 75.
Acting prison guard at DMCH Zakaria confirmed the matter.
Abdul Latif Talukder’s son Hridoy told banglanews a war crime case against his father was underway at International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1.
Latif Talukder was admitted at DMCH on July 23.
On November 5 of 2014, seven war crimes charges were framed against deputy commander of Razakar Bahini Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master, known as ‘butcher of Bagerhat’, and his two aides Abdul Latif Talukder and Akram Khan, commander of Daibagyahati Razakar camp at Morelganj in Bagerhat.
Of those, five allegations were against Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master and three were against Abdul Latif Talukder and Akram Khan each.
The charges include mass killing of some 800 people from Shankharikathi Bazar, Ranjitpur, Dakra and Kandapara, kidnapping, torturing, and looting hundreds of houses and setting those on fire.
Latif was arrested from his village Solarkola in Radipara union of Kochua in Bagherhat on June 11 and produced before the tribunal on June 13 of 2014.