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WAR TRIAL

'Razakar founder' Yusuf charged

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Jamaat leader AKM Yusuf and some of the charges brought against him. Jamaat leader AKM Yusuf and some of the charges brought against him.

The prosecution submitted war crimes charges against Jamaat-e-Islami leader AKM Yusuf, who is historically known as the founder of the Razakar force, an auxiliary group of then Pakistan army.

Prosecution brought 15 charges against him including genocide, murder, looting and arson, Prosecutor Hrishikesh Saha said while submitting formal charges to International Crimes Tribunal's registrar office around 11:35am.

The prosecution also appealed to the tribunal for his arrest, Saha told reporters.

Earlier the investigators claimed they had found evidence of Yusuf’s involvement in forcibly converting and deporting people to India during the Liberation War in 1971.

 

 

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