MYMENSINGH WAR CRIMES

Prosecution presses 8 charges against 9 suspects

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:13, Jun 20,2017 | Updated: 01:16, Jun 20,2017

 
 

The prosecution on Monday pressed eight charges against nine suspects in a case over committing crimes against humanity at different places of Muktagachha and Sadar in Mymensingh during the Liberation War.
Prosecutor Abul Kalam submitted the charges before the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that set July 10 to give its decision whether it would take
the charges into cognisance.
Of the accused six are now in jail. They are Abdus Salam, 75, Suruj Ali Fakir, 62, Joyen Uddin Faruki alias Joynal Abedin, 60, Abdur Rahim, 67, Jalal Uddin, 59, and Rustam Ali, 70.
Three other accused who are still in hiding are Shamsher Kakir, 66, Fazlul Haque, 65, and Shamsul Haque, 70.
All the suspects are from Mymensingh and Jamalpur.
According to the prosecution, Abdus Salam was allegedly involved with Al-Badr force, while the rest were allegedly involved with infamous Razakar force.
The charges against the nine include genocide, murders, rape, abduction, and torture in confinement, arson attacks and looting, prosecutor Abul Kalam told New Age.
He said that the war crimes investigation agency, on completion of their investigation in the case, submitted their report and other related documents on March 29.

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