The allegations of war crimes committed during the 1971 liberation conflict are now being investigated by the tribunal’s Investigation Officer, Additional Superintendent of Police Helal Uddin.
Police arrested seven alleged war criminals in separate drives conducted in Khulna from midnight on Thursday to early Friday.
The arrestees are Shamsur Rahman Gazi, 82, Abdur Rahim, 68, Jahan Ali Biswas, 67, Shahjahan Sardar, 67, Abu Bakkar Sardar, 67, Abdul Karim Sheikh, 65, and Rowshan Gazi, 62.
Detective Branch (DB) of Khulna police Officer-in-Charge Akkas Ali said they had been arrested at the request of the investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal.
The arrestees were initially brought to the local DB police office and were later transferred to Khulna court, said OC Akkas.