The International Crimes Tribunal -1 on Thursday issued warrant of arrest against former Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker Abdul Momin Talukder alias Khoka from Adamdighi in Bogra for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity at different places of the district in 1971.
The tribunal issued the arrest warrant against Momin, 65, also an assistant organising secretary for Rajshahi division of central BNP, allowing a petition filed by prosecutor Sultan Mahmud Simon to arrest the BNP leader.
Prosecutor Sultan submitted to the court that Momin was needed to be arrested for the sake of proper investigation as he was an influential man in his locality and was trying to influence the investigation against him.
He submitted that the war crimes investigators began probe against Momin in January 2016 and primarily found evidences of his involvement in committing crimes against humanity at different places in Bogra.
Momin was the alleged Razakar commander of the then Adamdighi thana in Bogra in 1971, Sultan told New Age, adding that his late father Abdul Majid Talukder was the Adamdighi thana Peace Committee chairman.
Sultan said that the investigation agency was facing trouble to carry out investigation against him as he himself was a lawmaker for two terms and his father, a Convention Muslim League leader in 1971, was a lawmaker for thrice from Adamdighi-Dupchanchia constituency.
‘Besides, his brother is the incumbent Upazila chairman,’ he said.
According to the WCIA, freedom fighter Subid Ali of village Kayetpara under Adamdighi lodged a case with Bogra senior judicial magistrate in 2011, accusing him of committing crimes against humanity in his area and the court ordered the Adamdighi police to record the case.
They said that the then officer-in-charge recorded the case and sent
it to WCIA for investigation and taking further legal action.
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