Opening statement against Nizami being read out
Chief of Law Correspondent
DHAKA: The state prosecutor is reading out the opening statement accusing Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami of ‘crimes against humanity’ conducted during the liberation war at the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Monday.
Chief prosecutor Ghulam Arif Tipu and prosecutor Altaf Hossain are reading out the 51-page opening statement before the three-member tribunal led-by Justice Nizamul Haque.
The statement placed the emerging ways of Jamaat. It stated that Nizami was the president of Nikhil Pakistan Islami Chhatra Songha and later he was made president of Rajakar and Al-Badr force during liberation war.
As per the prosecution statement, Nizami gave different anti-liberation statements in different areas in that time. The statements instigated and inspired the pro anti-liberation people.
On May 28, the ICT-1 framed charges against Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on basis of 16 charges of wartime crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
On January 9, the ICT took into cognizance the formal charges against the former Jamaat Amir Nizami, for his alleged involvement in war crime.
BDST: 1226 HRS, JULY 16, 2012
Rubaiat Saky, Newsroom Editor