The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal yesterday claimed to have found evidence against three Feni men, including a former chairman of a private bank, over their alleged involvement in crimes committed during the Liberation War.
The three were allegedly members of the Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani army, and committed crimes including murder, abduction, torture, confinement, looting and arson in Feni Sadar upazila in 1971.
Investigation agency’s coordinator Abdul Hannan Khan and co-coordinator Sanaul Huq revealed the information at a press conference at its Dhanmondi office in the capital.
The accused are: Tofazzal Hossain alias Tazu, 67; Abu Yusuf, 71; and Nur Mohammad, 73.
Of them, Nur Mohammad was arrested on May 20 and is now in jail while the others are on the run, said the agency officials.
Tofazzal was involved with Islami Chhatra Sangha, the then student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.
He got involved with Razakar Bahini during the war, Sanaul Huq said.
After the Liberation War, he got involved with the BNP and was the former chairman and director of NCC Bank, Sanaul said.
He fled the country after investigation of the case started in January 2017 and is believed to be in the US now.
Yusuf and Nur were involved with Jamaat and joined Razakar Bahini in 1971.
They continued their affiliation with Jamaat after the war, Sanaul added.
Nur left Feni after the war, fearing reprisal and settled in Nilphamari, he said.
The agency will hand over the probe report and other documents to the chief prosecutor’s office on June 3, said Aminur Rashid, the investigation officer of the case.