DHAKA: Valiant freedom fighter Mujaffar Ahmed Khan, the first prosecution witness over war crimes related case against Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla, submitted his deposition Tuesday.
Mujaffar Ahemd Khan, former Chhatra League president of the then East Pakistan Keraniganj unit, submitted deposition before the three-member ICT-2 led by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir.
As per the deposition, Mollah along with his Razakar militants killed countless Bangalees from Bhaoal Khan House and Ghatarchar area of Shahidnagar village and other two nearby villages. Martyr freedom fighter Golam Mostofa and Osman Gani had become victims of their massacre.
The present assistant secretary general Abdul Qauder Mollah was a leader of Islami Chhatra Sangha during liberation war in 1971. He was infamous as ‘Slaughter of Mirpur’ in the area for his brutality, the deposition underlined.
His deposition lasted from 10:41am to 12:00 noon in the day, which included terrifying description of carnage, rape, torching, torture, suppression, looting and other criminal activities upon unarmed Bangalees.
He also said Mollah used Mohammadpur Physical Training Center as the station for his butchery and torture operations.
Prosecutor Syed Haider Ali helped Mujaffar during the deposition.
Earlier in the morning, Quader Molla was produced before the tribunal from jail.
On June 20, prosecutors Mohammad Ali and Sultan Mahmud read out the 96-page opening statement accusing Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla of ‘crimes against humanity’ conducted during the liberation war.
The tribunal also asked to begin submission of depositions and arguments in the final spell of the trial process from July 3.
In the opening statement, they elaborated six charges against the Jamaat leader.
BDST: 1655 HRS, JUL 03, 2012
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