ICT issued arrest warrants against 2 war crimes suspects

ICT issued arrest warrants against 2 war crimes suspects

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Dhaka-The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) yesterday issued arrest warrants against two war crimes suspects of Habiganj and Kishoreganj districts for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
he ICT ordered the police station concerned to arrest the two suspects– former Awami League leader Liakot Ali of Habiganj and Rajab Ali of Kishoreganj districts.
The three-member ICT headed by its chairman Justice Anwarul Haque issued the warrant against them taking cognisance of seven charges against the duo. It also fixed June 21 for further hearing on the matter.
On May 3, prosecutor Rana Dasgupta pressed charges against Liakot Ali, 61, former president of Lakhai upazila unit AL of Habiganj, and Aminul Islam alias Rajab Ali, 62, from Astogram upazila in Kishoreganj.
On December 27 last year, the tribunal’s investigation agency completed the probe against the duo and said to have found their involvement in seven incidents of crime in 1971.
According to the investigation agency, a college student in 1971, Liakot, son of Khelu Mia of Lakhai, was involved with Muslim League along with his maternal uncle.
The seven criminal incidents they were “found to have been involved in” are looting and killing of 43 Hindu men in Krishnapur in Lakhai, killing of nine Hindu men in Chandipur in Lakhai, killing of 26 Hindu men in Gadainagar in Lakhai, killing of eight Hindu men in Sadanagar village in Lakhai, killing of one Rangu Mia in Nasirnagar, killing of five men in Sabiyanagar in Astogram, and killing of 10 other men in the same village.
Meanwhile, the ICT on the same day sent two men of Narail, who were arrested in another case, to jail after they were shown arrested in a war crimes case.
The accused are Abdul Wahab 70, and Omar Ali Sheikh, 60, both from Narail Sadar. They were arrested in two separate cases filed under the Special Powers Act-1974.
The prosecution claimed to have found evidence of their involvement in crimes during the 1971 Liberation War.-STAFF REPORTER

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