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ICT accepts war crimes charges of 2 ‘Razakars’

ICT accepts war crimes charges of 2 ‘Razakars’

A special war crimes tribunal today accepted charges against alleged Razakars Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain for crimes committed against humanity in 1971. Alleged BNP supporters Mahidur and Afsar were charged with three charges of mass killing, arson, looting, abduction, torture, confinement and murder committed in Chapainawabganj as members of Razakar force in 1971. International...

War crimes charges pressed against 2 Chapainawabganj ‘Razakars’

War crimes charges pressed against 2 Chapainawabganj ‘Razakars’

Prosecution today pressed three charges against two alleged war criminals of Chapainawabganj for their alleged crimes against humanity committed in the district during the country’s 1971 Liberation War. The accused are Mahidur Rahman, 84, of Dadanchak village, and Afsar Hossain alias Chutu, 65, of Satrosia village, of Chapainawabganj. The charges brought against the duo include...

BSF men beat Bangladeshi boy to death

Indian Border Security Force yesterday beat to death a 14-year-old Bangladeshi boy on Johorpur border in the district's Sadar upazila. Deceased Liton Miah was son of Anwarul Islam in Belpara village of the upazila. The BSF members of Pirojpur camp under 20 Malda BSF Battalion caught Liton around 12:00 noon when he, along with another boy, was cutting grass inside Indian territory, said Lt Col Abu Zafor Sheikh Mohammad Bazlul Haque, commanding officer of 9 Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion there. The...

Bangladeshi beaten dead by BSF

Bangladeshi beaten dead by BSF

A 14-year-old Bangladeshi boy was beaten to death by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members on Johorpur frontier of Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila this afternoon. The victim is identified as Md Liton Miah, 14, son of Anarul Islam of Belpara village in Sadar upazila, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent. BGB official said Indian trrops of Pirojpur camp...

30 bombs found in Chapainawabganj

30 bombs found in Chapainawabganj

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) recovered 30 crude bombs from a mango orchard in Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila this morning. On information, a team of Rab-5 rushed to the mango orchard at Lalapara village around 6:30am and found a bag full of 30 handmade bombs, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent quoting Major Kamruzzaman Pavel, commander...

Evidence found against 3 ‘Razakars’

Evidence found against 3 ‘Razakars’

Investigators have primarily found evidence against three suspected war criminals of Patuakhali and Chapainawabganj districts for their alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The accused are: Forkan Mallik, 63, a resident of Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali; and Mahidur Rahman, 84, and Afsar Hossain alias Chutu, 65, residents of Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj. Investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal has prepared separate probe reports in two cases and is likely to submit those to the prosecution tomorrow, Abdul Hannan Khan, chief coordinator of the agency, said at a press briefing today. During the Liberation War, Forkan, Mahidur and Afsar were members of Razaker Bahini (a force...

BSF kills one Bangladeshi

Indian Border Security Force shot a Bangladeshi youth dead on Jaminpur border in the district's Shibganj upazila yesterday morning. Deceased Mohammad Soleman, 25, was son of Ejabul Haque of Jaminpur village, our Chapainawabganj correspondent reports. The BSF men of Churi Ananatapur camp in Malda opened fire on a group of Bangladeshis when they were illegally entering India through the border around 4:00am, killing Soleman on the spot, said Lt Col Abu Zafar Sheikh Mohammad Bazlul Haque, commanding officer of 9 Border...

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Chapainawabganj frontier

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Chapainawabganj frontier

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members shot dead a Bangladeshi youth at Jaminpur frontier of in Chapainawabganj early today. Mohammad Soleman, 25, son of Ejabul Haque was a resident of Shibganj upazila in the district, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent. The Bangladeshi was shot dead 100 metres away from Jaminpur frontier near pillar 179 around 4:00am,...

Produce 2 war crimes suspects on Sept 23

The war crimes tribunal yesterday directed the jail authorities to produce before it on September 23 two suspects for crimes against humanity committed in Chapainawabganj during the Liberation War. Mahidur Rahman, 84, of Dadanchak village, and Afsar Hossain alias Chutu, 65, of Satrosia village, of the district, were arrested on Tuesday in a criminal case. The duo, now in Chapainawabganj jail, had allegedly been members of Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistan army, in 1971.    The International Crimes Tribunal-2...

Bodies of father, 2 daughters found hanging

Bodies of father, 2 daughters found hanging

The bodies of a man and his two minor daughters were found hanging from the ceiling of their house in Gomostapur upazila of Chapainawabganj this morning. Informed by locals, police recovered the bodies of Mosidul Haque Abujh, 32, and his daughters, Opi, 10, and Omi, 6, from their tin-shed house at Durlavpur Para around...

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