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Patuakhali War Crimes Accused

Forkan indicted

A special tribunal yesterday framed five charges against Forkan Mallik , an alleged Razakar commander from Mirzaganj in Patuakhali, for his involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. After passing the indictment order, the three-member International Crimes Tribunal-2 led by Justice Obaidul Hassan fixed January 19, 2015 for the beginning of the trial with opening statement and recording testimony of the prosecution witness. The tribunal read out the charges in Bangla so that the accused could understand...

500 people stranded as launch runs out of fuel

Around 500 passengers got stranded as a Dhaka-bound triple deck launch from Hularhut of Patuakhali got stuck in the middle of Arial Kha River at Muladi upazila after it went out of fuel early yesterday. Shawkat Anwar, officer in-charge of Muladi Police Station, said MV Shuvoraj-2 left Hularhut station of Pirojpur on Monday afternoon and was plying at a slow pace due to blurred visibility caused by the dense fog. As the vessel reached near Nandir Bazar area, it went out...

40 crude bombs seized in Patuakhali

40 crude bombs seized in Patuakhali

Members of elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) recovered 40 handmade crude bombs from a local market in Patuakhali district town last night. Upon intelligence, a Rab 8 team seized the crude bombs from Shially bazar on the Patuakhali-Barisal highway around 11:30pm, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Md Faizul Islam, commander of the camp...

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...

Eid-ul-Azha observed in 6 dists

Eid-ul-Azha observed in 6 dists

Following the calendar of Saudi Arabia, a section of people in Chittagong, Chandpur, Satkhira, Patuakhali, Pirojpur and Moulvibazar celebrated Eid-ul-Azha today. In Chittagong, the Eid was celebrated in 50 villages of Sitakunda and Patia upazilas, reports our correspondent. Our Patuakhali correspondent reports, over 30,000 people of 25 villages in various upazilas under Patuakhali district have...

Some having big catches of hilsa, some still sit idle

Some having big catches of hilsa, some still sit idle

The delicious hilsa is being netted in plenty in the coastal areas of Patuakhali and Barguna while the fishermen in Hatiya of Noakhali still remain deprived of any big catches. Meanwhile, the government has imposed a ban on hilsa catching in four rivers in the coast for 11 days from October 5 as every...

Fishermen demand security from robbers in Bay

Fishermen demand security from robbers in Bay

Fishermen of Kuakata area formed a human chain in front of the deputy commissioner's office in Patuakhali town yesterday to press for their six-point demand. The demands include security of fishermen in the Bay, Rehabilitation of the families of 86 fishermen of Patuakhali, Bhola, Barguna and Pirojpur who were killed by robbers in the...

Submit report on Patukahali river encroachers: HC

Submit report on Patukahali river encroachers: HC

The High Court today directed the government to submit a report before it by November 5 on encroachers who grabbed land of the Shibbaria river in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali. Following the HC directive, the deputy commissioner of Patuakhali and Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Kalapara will have to submit the report including a name...

Hilsa shows up finally after a long wait

Hilsa shows up finally after a long wait

Hilsa fish has finally shown up and is being netted in plenty in coastal areas of Patuakhali, Barguna and Bhola districts, two months after the start of the fishing season. Trawlers loaded with the delicious fish are returning from the Bay to the fish landing stations in Mohipur, Alipur under Kalapara upazila, Rangabali, Charmontaz,...

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

Detectives arrested a man in Barisal town today for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.  A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Md Forkan Mallik in Rupatoli bus stand area of the town around 9:00am, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Jafrul Hasan, a sub-inspector of...

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