DHAKA: Jamaat-e-Islami acting secretary General ATM Azharul Islam arrested on charge of crime against humanity was sent to jail on Thursday afternoon.
International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 led by Justice Nizamul Haque passed the order. The court also fixed Sunday after hearing for order of bail plea filed defense lawyers.
Earlier in the day, he was produced before the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1.
Earlier in the morning, he was taken to the tribunal from the custody of Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Branch (DB) police at about 11:15am. Later, he was kept to the custody of the tribunal.
On Wednesday afternoon, he was taken to the custody of DB police in city’s Minto road area.
He was arrested from his Moghbazar residence in the noon on charge of crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971 in the day.
Detective Branch (DB) of police and Ramna Thana police led by deputy commissioner Nurul Islam arrested the Jamaat leader at about 2pm.
Earlier in the morning, ICT-1 issued arrest warrant against ATM Azharul Islam for crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
A three-member tribunal of ICT-1 headed by Justice Nizamul Haque passed the order.
The tribunal also asked the authority concerned to produce him before the tribunal within 24 hours.
Prosecutor Nurjahan Begum Mukta placed the charge against ATM Azharul before the tribunal.
Sources said Azharul was allegedly involved in crimes against humanity as a leader of 70-member torture squad during the Liberation War in 1971.
Later, he fled to Pakistan after the liberation war in 1971 and returned home in 1975 after the killing of Bangabandhu.
In 1977, he again joined Jamaat-e-Islami.
BDST: 1630 HRS, AUG 23, 2012
Edited by: M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor/ SM Salahuddin, Output Editor
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