Forkan Mallik (c), a war crimes suspect of Patuakhali, was arrested by Detective Branch of police from Barisal town on June 25. Photo: Star
A tribunal in Dhaka asked the inspector general of police (prison) to produce war crimes suspect Forkan Mallik before it on July 3 in a case filed for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War 1971.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 led by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order in response to a petition filed by prosecution seeking its order for showing Forkan arrested for his wartime offences.
While placing the petition, Prosecutor Mokhlesur Rahman Badal told the tribunal that Forkan was arrested on June 25 in a case filed for killing people with Mirzaganj Police Station in Patuakhali.
He should be shown arrested in the crimes against humanity case for proper investigation, the prosecutor said.
On June 25, Detective Branch of police arrested Forkan from Rupatali Bus Stand area of Barisal following a warrant issued against him for his alleged involvement in war crimes.
One Abdul Hamid of Shoulabunia of Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali filed the case on July 21, 2009 against Forkan, 62, a Razakar commander in Mirzaganj.
In the case, the complainant alleged that Forkan had abetted Pakistani occupation forces to kill president of Subidkhali Awami League Abdul Qader Jamaddar, AL activist Yazuddin Khalifa, Dr Debendranath and his wife and some minority people in the area during the Liberation War.
After police investigation, the case was sent to Patuakhali District and Sessions Judge's Court which issued the warrant against Forkan last year. After his arrest, the court ordered to send him to jail.