ICT-1 to deliver verdict in Gaibandha war crimes case Tuesday

Published: October 14, 2019 14:12:32 | Updated: October 14, 2019 21:49:02

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The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to issue its verdict against five people accused of committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in Gaibandha on Tuesday.

The accused in the case are-- Md Ranju Mia, Abdul Jabbar Mondol, Md Jasijar Rahman Khoka, Md Abdul Wahed Mondol and Md Momtaz Ali Bepari.

Among them, only Ranju is in the custody of the authorities while the others are absconding, reports bdnews24.com.

The charges against the five men range from kidnapping, torture, looting to arson and murder.

A three-member panel of the ICT headed by Justice Shahinur Islam on Monday announced the date to deliver the judgment.

The court adjourned the matter for judgment after hearing the closing arguments of both sides on Jul 21.

Six people were initially accused in the case but one of the suspects Azgar Hossain Khan died before the case went to trial.

The trial proceedings commenced after the charges against the others were framed on May 17, 2018.

According to the prosecution, all the accused are natives of Gaibandha Sadar Upazila's Nandina and Chok Gayeshpur villages. They were all either involved with or supported the Jamaat-e-Islami and later enlisted with the Razakar force collaborating with the Pakistan Army during the Liberation War.

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