DHAKA: International Crime Tribunal (ICT) asked the authorities concerned to supply Holy Quran, Hadith and other required religious related books in the prison cell of former Jamaat Ameer Ghulam Azam, an accused of wartime crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
A three-member tribunal led by ICT-1 Chairman Justice Nizamul Haque passed the order Wednesday.
Moreover, the tribunal has also asked to inform the matter in written within two days.
Earlier, the tribunal warned the state prosecutor and jail administrator for violating its order.
Contempt of court will be issued if same mistake was done again.
On June 10, ICT-1 chairman expressed resent for not to provide holy Quran, Hadith and other required religious books in the prison cell of Ghulam Azam.
Earlier on June 7 of this year, state prosecutions concluded their argument in International Crime Tribunal (ICT)-1 in review plea hearing of former Jamaat Ameer Ghulam Azam, an accused of wartime crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
On May 13, 2012, the International Crime Tribunal-1 on Sunday framed charges against former Jamaat Amir Professor Ghulam Azam, detained for trial on charges of wartime crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
On December 26 last year, International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) returned the war crimes charges brought against former Jamaat Chief Ghulam Azam, terming those ‘scattered and irrelevant’.
The tribunal also directed the chief prosecutor to resubmit the formal charges against Ghulam Azam properly by the time (January 5) through its registrar office.
On December 12 of last year, formal charges of ‘crime against humanity’ were submitted against Ghulam Azam for his role during the Liberation War and appealed for issuing arrest warrant against him.
A total of 52 allegations were complied in the charge book against Azam, who was Ameer of the erstwhile East Pakistan chapter of the Islamic party that sided with the Pakistan government during the liberation war.
As per the allegations, the prosecutor petitioned the tribunal for issuing arrest warrant against Ghulam Azam.
On December 13, the ICT fixed December 26 to give order on taking into cognizance the formal charges of ‘crime against humanity’ against Ghulam Azam in response to an appeal by Jamaat lawyer Barrister Abdur Razzak.
On November 1, the probe report against the Jamaat-e-Islami leader was submitted to the prosecution panel of the tribunal in connection with their alleged wartime crimes against humanity.
“We have prepared a 360-page report of findings in support of the charges of wartime crimes against former Jamaat Ameer Ghulam Azam. A total of 40 people gave dispositions against him,” Arif said.
BDST: 1824 HRS, JUN 13, 2012
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