Verdict in case against Rajshahi man any day | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:56 AM, October 18, 2019

War Crimes

Verdict in case against Rajshahi man any day

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver verdict any day in a case filed against a Rajshahi man for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War.

The three-member tribunal led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam yesterday kept the verdict waiting after both the prosecution and the defence counsel completed closing arguments in the case, said Prosecutor Muklesur Rahman Badal.

Abdus Sattar alias Tipu alias Tipu Sultan, 66, is facing two charges. He pleaded not guilty before the court and sought justice. He is now in jail.

He was a member Islami Chhatra Sangha, the then student wing of anti-liberation Jamaat-e-Islami, and a member of the Razakar Bahini during the war, according to the investigation agency.

He was arrested in May, 1972 under the Collaborators Order, 1972 but was released in August 1974. The accused retired as an assistant professor from Gopalpur Degree College in Natore’s Lalpur in 2011, it said.

The tribunal framed two charges against him on August 8 last year.

According to the charges, the accused was involved in the killing of at least 10 people, torturing of two people, looting of and arson attacks on 12 houses in areas under Boalia Police Station of Rajshahi.

The prosecution produced 14 witnesses, including the investigation officer of the case, to prove the charges while defence declined to produce any witness.

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