DHAKA: The deposition of first prosecution witnesses in war crimes related case against BNP lawmaker Abdul Alim will be held on August 6 at ICT-2.
A three-member ICT-2 team led by Falze Kabir passed the order after hearing the ‘opening statement’ against him Monday.
On June 11, the International Crime Tribunal-2 framed charges against detained BNP lawmaker Abdul Alim on the basis of 17 charges.
The deposition process is scheduled to begin through reading out opening statement on July 3.
Later, Alim’s lawyers filed a review petition against the indictment.
The former minister was made an accused as the commander of Mahakuma Rajakar Bahini under section 4 (2) of International Crimes Tribunal.
On March 15 in 2012, prosecutor of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Advocate Rana Dasgupta submitted formal charges against the BNP leader.
On March 22, the tribunal fixed March 27 for giving order on whether the charges take into cognizance or not against Alim.
On March 27, ICT took into cognizance the formal charges of ‘crime against humanity’ against BNP leader also ex-minister Abdul Alim for his role during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
On March 27 in 2010, Abdul Alim was arrested from his Joypurhat home-district.
BDST: 2015 HRS, JUL 09, 2012
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