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1971 Liberation War

December 15, 1971

Considering General Niazi’s ceasefire proposal, the allied force declare to stop air attacks on Dhaka from 5:00am. Besides, the allied force also tell the Pakistan army that no truce would take place before the military surrenders. “If the Pakistan army does not surrender within 9:00am on December 16, then the air attack will resume,” they say. In the afternoon, the allied force enter Savar without resistance. Pakistan troops retreat and ambush them at the entrance of Dhaka on Mirpur Bridge. The...

8 war crimes charges pressed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

8 war crimes charges pressed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

Prosecution today pressed eight charges against war crimes suspect Forkan Mallik of Patuakhali for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Prosecutor Mokhlesure Rahman pressed the formal charges that include mass killing, looting and arson to the registrar office of the International Crimes Tribunal this morning. The 63-year-old hailed from Chailabunia village in Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali. After hearing the charges, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 fixed November 30 to decide whether it will take the charges into cognisance. After the International Crimes Tribunal's investigation agency completed the probe report on Forkan on October 27, the report, statements of witnesses and other documents were submitted to the prosecution. On June...

US for fair war trial in Bangladesh

US for fair war trial in Bangladesh

The United States has reiterated its support for trials to bringing to justice those who committed atrocities in the 1971 Liberation War but reminded that the trials should be fair and transparent maintaining the international standards.  “We understand the importance of this process in closing a painful chapter in Bangladesh’s… Bangladeshi history,” said Jen...

Sector Commanders' Forum

Shafiullah replaces AK Khandker

Maj Gen (retd) KM Safiullah Bir Uttam, a sector commander in the 1971 Liberation War, has been elected as chairman of the Sector Commanders' Forum (SCF). A meeting of the executive council yesterday also accepted the resignation of Air Vice-Marshal (retd) AK Khandker as the SCF chairman and relieved him of all his duties, said a statement signed by the acting secretary general Haroon Habib. Khandker is no longer a member of the forum as well, according to the statement. The forum...

Charges pressed against 3 Bagerhat 'Razakars'

Charges pressed against 3 Bagerhat 'Razakars'

The prosecution today pressed eight charges against three war crime accused for their alleged crimes against humanity in Bagerhat during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The accused are Sheikh Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master, 72, Khan Akram Hossain, 61, and Abdul Latif Talukdar, 68. The trio joined the Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of...

AK Khandker sued for 'Mujib Bahini's looting' claim

AK Khandker sued for 'Mujib Bahini's looting' claim

Air Vice-Marshal (retd) AK Khandker was sued today in Brahmanbaria for claiming in his new book that Mujib Bahini, a special force formed by Awami League to fight against Pakistan forces, was involved in looting after the Liberation War. "1971: Bhetore Baire" is a recently published memoir of Khandker, who acted as deputy chief of the Bangladesh Mukti Bahini during the war and served as planning minister during the 2008-2013 AL rule, that earned him strong criticism from different quarters, especially the ruling AL and Sector Commanders' Forum. One Ishaq Bhuiyan, a freedom fighter, filed the defamatory case this afternoon with a Brahmanbaria court, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent. Referring to the publication...

SQ CHY'S VERDICT LEAK

Wife, son among 7 charged

Wife, son among 7 charged

Detectives today pressed charges against seven people including wife and son of Salauddin Quader Choudhury for allegedly leaking out draft verdict of a war crimes case against the BNP leader. The accused are Salauddin’s wife Farhat Quader Chowdhury, son Hummam Quader Chowdhury, his counsel barrister AKM Fakhrul Islam, manager Mahbubul Ahsan, Advocate Mehedi Hassan,...

Bihari Camp Killings

Silence not expected

Silence not expected

Eminent rights activist Sultana Kamal yesterday expressed her shock that local lawmaker Elias Uddin Mollah had not yet visited Kurmitola Bihari Camp even three days after the gruesome arson attack on the settlement that killed nine of a family. "He is supposed to represent all the people in his constituency. Siding against a particular...

5 war crimes charges pressed against ex-JP MP Jabbar

5 war crimes charges pressed against ex-JP MP Jabbar

Prosecution today pressed five charges against former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Jabbar, as the chairman of Mathbaria Peace Committee, had “played a key role” in the formation of the Razakar Bhahini and had “led the force” in committing crimes in Mathbaria area during the nine-month-long Liberation War. Prosecution Zahid Imam submitted the charges to the registrar office around 11:15am to place it before the ICT-1. Investigators, who have found Jabbar's involvement in at least five crimes including genocide, murder and looting, submitted the probe report to the prosecution on April 29. After probing the allegations against Jabbar, the war...

War crimes evidence against Jabbar found: Investigators

War crimes evidence against Jabbar found: Investigators

Investigators today said that they had found evidence of former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar’s involvement in at least five crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. The offences include murder, genocide, loot and arson, Mohammad Abdul Hannan Khan, chief of the investigation agency probing war crimes, told reporters at a press briefing at his Dhanmondi office. Sanaul Haque, a senior member of the agency, also attended the briefing. The agency will submit the probe report to the prosecution of the International Crimes Tribunal today or tomorrow, the investigators said on completion of their nearly one-year-long investigation on the role of the 82-year-old Jatiya Party leader during the country’s...

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