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Tipoo sends letter to ministries to remove name from Razakar list

  • Published at 12:37 pm December 18th, 2019
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Photo of International Crimes Tribunal Chief Prosecutor Ghulam Arieff Tipoo Dhaka Tribune

The first installment of the Razakar list includes names of several freedom fighters and pro-liberation individuals

International Crimes Tribunal Chief Prosecutor Ghulam Arieff Tipoo has sent a letter to three ministries to remove his name from the list of Razakars published by Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.

He sent the letter to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, Law Ministry andthe Home Ministry, ICT prosecutor Sabina Yasmin Khan Munni told Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the office of the chief prosecutor held a press conference protesting the inclusion of Ghulam Arieff's name in the list. In a written statement, Ghulam said: "I feel sickened and bewildered by this."

Ghulam Arieff Tipoo, chief prosecutor at the country’s only war crimes tribunal, is a Rajshahi-based 1952 Language Movement veteran and a wartime organizer of freedom fighters.

The government also awarded him the Ekushey Padak earlier this year for his contributions during the Language Movement.

The first installment of the list of 10,789 people, who collaborated with the Pakistani occupation forces during the nine-month-long Liberation War in 1971, has left people astonished as it was revealed that it apparently includes names of several freedom fighters and pro-liberation individuals.