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Charges pressed against 11 alleged razakars

  • Published at 01:26 am April 6th, 2017
Charges pressed against 11 alleged razakars
The prosecution of the International Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday submitted formal charges against 11 men from Mymensingh alleging their involvement in war crimes. The tribunal’s investigation agency announced on February 20 that evidence has been found to support claims that the accused were involved in the killing of four people and the torture of nine, and in looting, arson and abductions during the Liberation War in 1971. The agency submitted their findings to the chief prosecutor’s office and prayed to the court for issuing arrest warrants against the accused. Among the 11, six are on the run and the other five are in jail. The prisoners are Khalilur Rahman Mir, 62, Abul Kalam, 65, Mohammad Abdullah, 62, Mohammad Abdul Malek Akand, 68, and Md Rois Uddin Azadi, 74. On October 16, 2014, investigators began probing the murders of local Liberation War organisers Sahabuddin and Joidhar Khan alias Taru, and of freedom fighter Nur Hossain and Toiab Ali.