DHAKA : The international Crime Tribunal-1 on Thursday rejected the bail plea filed by detained BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury in connection with crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
The three-member tribunal led by Justice Nizamul Haque passed the order on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the tribunal said as per ICT Act 73, the accused of war crime charges can get bail only on physical ground. But, the tribunal can not issue Salahuddin Quader bail as it found him physically sound.
Earlier on Wednesday, detained politician filed another petition seeking Tribunal’s permission to join the ongoing parliament session.
However, the tribunal did not give any specific direction in this connection.
Earlier, detained Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury said he would join the parliament if he was released on bail or any condition.
On April 16, the tribunal fixed April 29 for the prosecution to place their opening statement against the BNP leader.
On December 16 in 2010, the lawmaker was arrested in Faruq killing case.
Faruq was killed in a pre-hartal violence on June 25 evening. BNP enforced the hartal on June 26 in that year.
Later, he shown arrest on war crime charges.
On November 14 last year, the prosecution submitted formal charge sheet to the tribunal.
The prosecution submitted the 55-page formal charge sheet along with 1,275-page information and 18 Compact Discs (CD) to the tribunal.
On October 3, the prosecution received the probe report against Chowdhury.
BDST: 1340 HRS, MAY 31, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor
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