Prosecution fails to produce witness
The prosecution in the war crimes case against Motiur Rahman Nizami failed to produce its witness before the International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday.
Prosecutor Mir Iqbal Hossain told the tribunal that the prosecution failed to produce their 16th witness because of the Eid holidays.
He sought one week for producing the witness.
Before adjourning the proceedings, the tribunal asked the defence about the next date for the proceedings of the 10-truck arms haul case in which Nizami is an accused.
Defence counsel informed the tribunal that proceedings of the 10-truck arms haul case at Chittagong Metropolitan Special Tribunal-1 has been adjourned until August 13 and 14.
The three-member tribunal then adjourned the proceeding until August 19.
Compared to other war crimes cases, the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Nizami has been lagging behind due to the prosecution's failure in producing witnesses at different times and 10-truck arms haul case.
The tribunal has been giving long adjournment because of the 10-truck arms haul case as Nizami has to be present before the Chittagong court in the case.
Nizami and Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Mollah have been indicted separately for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War.
Earlier on February 2 this year, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 pronounced verdict in the case against Quader Mollah.