DHAKA: International Crimes Tribunal-2 Tuesday issued arrest warrant against Abul Kalam Azad alias ‘Bacchu Razakar’ for crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
In the arrest warrant, the tribunal asked the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner to ensure execution of the order and to produce him before the court within 24 hours.
A three-member tribunal of ICT-2 headed by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir passed the order in this regard.
Abul Kalam Azad alias Bacchu is now residing at an Uttara sector no. 7 residence.
On April 2, the progress report of the investigation against Abul Kalam Azad was submitted to the tribunal through deputy registrar.
On the day, the ICT fixed Tuesday for issuing order on arrest warrant against Abul Kalam Azad alias ‘Bacchu Razakar’ for crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
Prosecutor Syed Haider Ali read out some parts of the progress report of investigation against ‘Bacchu Razakar’.
He said several charges against Abul Kalam Azad on crimes against humanity have been proved.
“We have found that he had committed crimes including killing, setting fire, looting and rape during liberation war,” he added.
Syed Haider Ali appealed for issuing arrest warrant against ‘Bacchu Razakar’ on nine grounds.
He also mentioned that the security of witnesses would be protected if ‘Bacchu Razakar’ is arrested.
The operation of the second International Crimes Tribunal, formed to accelerate war crimes trail, has began with the trial procedure of ‘Bacchu Razakar’ on March 25.
The prosecution appealed for issuing arrest warrant against the Razakar of Faridpur on the day.
On March 22, the government formed the second tribunal in a bid to accelerate the trial of crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
BDST: 1110 HRS, APR 3, 2012
Edited by:Rubaiat Saky, Newsroom Editor
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