War crimes: Probe report against 9 Gaibandha ‘razakars’ filed
Dhaka: International Crimes Tribunal investigators on Monday submitted report against nine men from Gaibandha, suspected of committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
Aminur Rashid, the investigation officer, said the 181-page report was filed at the prosecution unit in the afternoon, reports the UNB.
The suspected war criminals are - Mofazzal Haque alias Mofa, 82, Abdul Karim, 63, Md Sharif Uddin alias Saraf Uddin Khan, 64, Samsul Islam Khan, 64, Sekandar Ali, 66, Ismail Hossain, 70, Akram Prodhan, 68, Hafijur Rahman, 64, Abdul Mannan, 64. All of them are residents of Gobindaganj upazila.
According to case statement, they committed crimes including killing, torture, rape, and abduction in the district during the Liberation War.
All of them joined the ‘razakar’ (collaborator) force during the 1971 War as members of Jamaat-e-Islami, a party which openly opposed Bangladesh’s struggle for freedom.
Most of them are currently involved with Jamaat.
The Awami League government set up a special court in 2010 to try suspected war criminals. A second tribunal was formed two years later to expedite the trials. Since September 2015, only Tribunal-1 has been functioning after being reconstituted.
Most of the convicted war criminals are current and former leaders of Jamaat.