A special tribunal in Dhaka will deliver verdict on August 11 against two alleged Razakars of Bagerhat for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
Before fixing the date, International Crimes Tribunal-1 led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim abated Abdul Latif Talukdar, one of the three accused in the case, as he died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on July 28.
The two other accused are: Sheikh Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master and Khan Akram Hossain
On June 11, 2014, police arrested the 68-year-old Latif in his home after the tribunal issued an arrest warrant against Latif and Sirajul and Akram over crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War.
On November 5, 2014, ICT-1 indicted the three on seven charges of which four were brought against Sirajul alone, two against all of them for killing 47 people and one against Akram and Latif for killing a person. The accused, however, pleaded “not guilty” to the wartime offences.
Latif, son of Zender Ali Talukder of Solarkola village in Bagerhat's Kachua upazila, was elected a member of Raripara Union Council in the upazila in 1985 and was a local Jatiya Party leader, the indictment order says.
In 1990, he joined Awami League and since then he had been an AL activist, it mentions.