IO asked to submit report by Jan 30
A Dhaka court yesterday asked the investigation officer of a murder case against Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Motiur Rahman Nizami, Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid and seven of their party men for killing two freedom fighters during the liberation war to submit probe report by January 30.
Judicial Magistrate Ashiqul Khabir gave the order after accepting the first information report (FIR) of the case, which officer-in-charge at Keraniganj Police Station, Mallick Ruhul Islam, is investigating.
Sources said the IO has already started investigation into the case.
Keraniganj police on Monday recorded the case as a FIR even though the complainant filed it more than two weeks ago. The case was recorded under sections 447 (criminal trespass), 448 (house trespass), 436 (torching), 302 (murder) and 109 (abetment) of Bangladesh Penal Code.
Freedom fighter Mozaffar Ahmad Khan, who is now Dhaka district unit Muktijoddha commander, filed the murder case on December 17 last year, stating that the Jamaat men killed his nephew Osman Gani and fellow freedom fighter Golam Mostafa alias Tukub Ali on November 25 in 1971 in Keraniganj.
After recording Mozaffar's statement, the judicial magistrate directed officer-in-charge at Keraniganj Police Station to register the double murder as a first information report and take action against the accused following investigation into the matter.
Other accused are two assistant secretary generals of the Jamaat -- Abdul Quader Molla and Muhammad Kamaruzzaman -- Keraniganj upazila unit Amir Haji Nazim Uddin, Islami Chhatra Sangha leader KG Karim Babla, and Abul Kashem, Foyzur Rahman Foyaz and Yasin. The last three were al-Badr, Razakar and al-Shams activists during the war.
Complainant Mozaffar said 60 to 70 other unknown activists of the three militias took part in killing, torching and looting valuables in Keraniganj on the day.