DHAKA: The deposition of 7th prosecution witnesses in war crimes related case against Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla at International Crimes Tribunal (ICT-2) will be held on August 8.
ICT-2 led by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir passed the deferment order Tuesday after day’s proceedings.
Earlier in day the ICT approved three new witnesses against Qauder Molla.
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.
On May 28, the ICT-2 framed charges against Jamaat leader Quader Molla, detained for trial on charges of wartime crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
In the opening statement, prosecutors informed the court that Quader Molla was involved in killing of 344 people at Alokdi village of city’s Pallabi area, killing of Khandaker Abu Taleb, murder of seven people including Bangla College student Pallab, mass killing in different villages of Keraniganj during the liberation war.
On December 28 in the last year, the ICT took into cognizance the formal charge against detained Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla in connection with his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during liberation war.
On July 13, 2010, Abdul Quader Molla was arrested from the High Court gate in a murder-and-arson case filed with Pallabi Thana by an injured freedom fighter in January 2008.
On August 2, 2010, he was shown arrest on charge of crimes against humanity.
BDST: 1635 HRS, AUG 07, 2012
Edited by: Abul Kalam Azad, Newsroom Editor/ SM Salahuddin, Output Editor
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