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Verdict on 8 Jamalpur razakars’ trial any day
The International Crimes Tribunal will deliver its verdict any day on the trial of eight war crimes accused of Jamalpur district.
A three-member bench of the tribunal, headed by Justice Anwarul Haq passed the order after hearing the law-point arguments of both the prosecution and the defense lawyers.
Justice Shahinur Islam and Justice Mohammad Suhrawardi are the two other members of the bench.
The eight accused are— adv Shamsul Alam alias Badar Bhai, former ameer of Jamalpur district unit Jamaat-e-Islami, SM Yusuf Ali,
Ashraf Hossain, Prof Sharif Ahmed alias Sharif Hossain, Abdul Hannan, Abdul Bari, Harun and Abul Hashem.
Of them, adv Shamsul Alam and Yusuf Ali were present during the hearing while the others remained fugitive.
The ICT has asked for continuing the trail proceedings against the eight war crimes accused on October 26, 2015.
They had perpetrated the crimes like abduction, repression on women and atrocities in Jamalpur during the Liberation War.
A total of 40 witnesses have testified before the court during the trial.
On March 3, 2015, the International Crimes Tribunal issued arrest warrants against eight war crimes suspects of Jamalpur district and following the arrest warrants, police arrested Shamsul and Yusuf Ali from different parts of the district.
The arrestees including the two Jamaat leaders had perpetrated the crimes like abduction, repression on women and atrocities in Jamalpur during the Liberation War.
According to the ICTs investigation agency, both Jamaat leaders had allegedly killed 10,000 people, destroyed 75,000 houses and damaged property worth Tk 12 crore in 1971.
The remaining six war crimes-suspects emerging as Al Badr operators had committed the crimes against humanity establishing torture cells at their makeshift camps at PTI and Asheq Mahmud College Hostel in Jamalpur during the wartime.