WAR CRIMES

WCIA finds evidence against Rajshahi suspect

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:35, Jan 15,2018 | Updated: 01:06, Jan 15,2018

 
 

The War Crimes Investigation Agency on Sunday said they have found evidences of crimes against humanity against detained suspect Md Abdus Samad alias Musa alias Firoz Khan, 61, of Banshbari under Puthia in Rajshahi.
WCIA chief Mohammad Abdul Hannan Khan, while addressing a press conference at its office at Dhanmondi in the capital, said they found Samad’s involvement in committing crimes against humanity during investigation between December 11, 2016 and January 14, 2018.
War crimes investigator Md Faruque Hossain recorded statement of 51 prosecution witnesses during his investigation and primarily found that Samad was involved in committing five incidents of crimes against humanity at different places of Puthia and Durgapur thanas in the district during the Liberation War.
He said that Samad’s involvement was found in the killing of 15 villagers including ethnic minority group, torturing 21 others in confinement after abduction, looting at least eight houses and torching at least 50 houses.
The WCIA chief said that the accused was a supporter of Muslim League before the Liberation but when the war began, he, as a supporter of Jamaat-e-Islami, joined Rajakar force at Puthia and committed crimes against humanity at different places of Puthia and Durgapur thana areas.
Arrested on January 24, 2017 in the case, Samad is now in jail.
This was the 58th investigation report of the War Crimes Investigation Agency, said the agency chief. 

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