And two news of Razakars
Six persons including a woman were arrested from Bangladesh capital city Dhaka’s Badda area as they identified themselves fraudulently as the members of Detective Branch (DB) of Police on Tuesday.
The arrested persons are: Md Alauddin, 35, Md Selim, 32, Md Zahangir Alam, 45, Md Emdad, 32, Nikul, 27, and Masuma, 27.
During preliminary interrogation, they confessed their involvement in cheating people identifying them as members of DB.
The team recently kidnapped one Sadhan Chandra Das from Bajitpur of Kishoreganj and detained him in a flat at Badda identifying them as DB men and then released him after receiving Taka 2.33 lakh from his family members, police source said.
Legal action was taken against them.
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 Tuesday set Wednesday to pronounce judgment in the crimes against humanity case against Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain Chutu, alleged Razakar leaders from Shibganj area of Chapainawabganj.
Justice Obaidul Hassan, chairman of the three-member panel of ICT-2, set the date in a brief order at 11:15am.
“Let the matter be fixed tomorrow for judgment and take necessary measures to produce the accused before tribunal,” said Justice Hassan.
The second tribunal on April 22, had kept the date of the judgment on CAV (curia advisary vult, a Latin legal term meaning court awaits verdict) as the four month-long hearing in the case came to an end on that day.
Earlier on December 11, 2014, the second tribunal indicted the duo, framing three charges of crimes against humanity. A total of 10 prosecution witnesses, including the investigation officer ZM Altafur Rahman, testified against them.
The prosecution on November 16, 2014, submitted formal charge against Mahidur and Chutu, bringing three charges, and the tribunal on November 24 took the charges into cognizance.
Another report from Habiganj says: Police on Tuesday arrested Abdur Razzak, 63, a fugitive accused of crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971, from a remote hilly area of Moulvibazar district.
“We arrested Razzak from Atangiri hilly area under Sadar Upazila of Moulvibazar district around 10 in the morning,” said Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nirmalendu Chakravarty of Baniachang Police Station of Habiganj.
Razzak, son of late Tajai Ullah of Hossainpur village under Khagaura Union of Baniachang Upazila, will be sent to the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 Wednesday.
He was accused of assisting his cousins Razakars Mohibur Rahman Baro Mia and Mozibur Rahman Angur Mia, who were arrested on February 10 last. They were accused of four specific charges of killing, rape, abduction and torture during the war of Liberation in 1971.
The tribunal issued warrant of arrest against them on May 17 following submission of investigation report.
According to the prosecution, Baro mian, 65, was the former chairman of Baniachang upazila’s Khagaura union parishad while Angur Mia, 60, the incumbent. –Our Monitor