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Crimes against humanity: Fugitive death row convict held in Bogra

International Crimes Tribunal sentenced him to death on November 22, 2017

Update : 17 Jan 2023, 03:52 PM

A fugitive convict, who was sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, has been arrested from Bogra.

The arrestee is Nazmul Huda, 72, son of late Roich Uddin, resident of Shantiram area of Sundarganj upazila in Gaibandha. 

After being on the run for five years, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-2 and RAB-12 arrested him from his relative's house in Khandar area of Bogra town on Monday evening, said Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Nazrul Islam at the press briefing on Tuesday afternoon.

During the Great Liberation War of 1971, as a member of the Razakar bahini, Nazmul Huda was directly involved in abductions, murders, rape and other anti-human activities as an aide to the invading forces of Pakistan. 

A case was filed against him in the International Tribunal for crimes against Humanity in 2014. 

After the trial, the tribunal sentenced him to death on November 22, 2017. He has been on the run since the verdict.

Nazmul Huda came to Bogra three months ago after staying in hiding for a long time in Rangpur and Dinajpur. He was living in guise as father and son with his nephew Noor Mohammad in Bogra.

During the primary interrogation, he confessed to being an active member of Jamaat during the Liberation War.

 Later, he joined Razakar bahini. Nazmul Huda was brought to Dhaka on Monday night. 

He was produced before the International Criminal Tribunal on Tuesday.

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