2nd ICT starts with ‘Bacchu razakar’ trial
Jakia Ahmed, Senior Correspondent
DHAKA: The operation of the second International Crimes Tribunal, formed to accelerate war crimes trail, will begin with the trial procedure of Abul Kalam Azad alias ‘Bacchu Razakar’ on Sunday noon.
Investigation officer of the ICT Sanaul Haque confirmed it to banglanews.
He said the proceedings of the tribunal will start through an appeal for issuing arrest warrant against the Razakar of Faridpur during liberation war in 1971.
Chief coordinator of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) investigation agency Abdul Hannan Khan told banglanews, “We will seek permission to arrest Abul Kalam Azad on Sunday night for the interest of investigation.
Related documents were submitted to prosecution in last week, he added.
A source says that Abdul Kalam Azad is now residing at an Uttara residence in city.
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.
Senior member of the first tribunal and judge of High Court division Justice ATM Fazle Kabir was appointed as the chief of the second tribunal.
Two other members of the tribunal are Justice Obaidul Hasan and registrar of the first tribunal M Shahinur Islam.
Justice Anwarul Haque was replaced to the post of Justice Fazle Kabir in the first tribunal.
The tribunal would start trial against another 5/7 accused of crime against humanity during liberation war in 1971.
BDST: 1318 HRS, MAR 25, 2012
Edited by: Newsroom Editor Rubaiat Saky/ Output Editor SM Salahuddin