Widow of Meherpur martyred freedom fighter sues ‘Razakar’ for war crimes | The Daily Star
10:05 PM, November 07, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:13 PM, November 07, 2017

Widow of Meherpur martyred freedom fighter sues ‘Razakar’ for war crimes

Widow of a martyred freedom fighter in Meherpur has filed a case against a “local Razakar” for his alleged involvement in abduction and killing of her husband during the Liberation War in 1971.

Fulzan Necha, wife of martyred freedom fighter Abdul Jabbar of Amjhupi village under Sadar Upazila in Meherpur, filed the case against Asgor Ali, 66, of the same village, reports our Kushtia correspondent.

After taking the case on Monday, Judge Md Mohiduzzaman of Meherpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Court ordered to send the case documents to the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Dhaka for necessary action.

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Asgor could not be reached for comment as he went on hiding after the case was filed against him.

According to the case statement, Fulzan’s husband Jabbar was an organiser of the Liberation War in his area.

He went to India as the war started, leaving her wife and daughters, and enlisted as a freedom fighter at Karimpur camp in West Bengal.

One day in mid June, Jabbar came home secretly to see his new born baby.

A team of 15-20 Razakars of the area led by Asgor Ali caught Jabbar after raiding his house, and set fire to the house before taking him away.

The Razakars confined Jabbar at Nazrul School, one of their torture camps in Meherpur, and after seven days of continuous torture, they killed Jabbar and buried his body at Meherpur Government College field, the case statement read.

Fulzan quoted a book named ‘Meherpur Zillar Muktijuddher Itihas’, written by Rafiqur Rashid, in which the abduction and killing of Jabbar was described.

After receiving such cases, the registrar office of the tribunal usually send those to the investigation agency of the tribunal.

The agency usually carries out a preliminary investigation and if convinced, it carries out formal investigation. If it finds credible evidence, then the agency would recommend for pressing charges against an accused for trial.

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