As the morning dawned in remote Sohagpur village on July 25, 1971, Julekha Begum (not her real name) became busy in household chores. Suddenly, she heard a loud burst of gunfire from a nearby field.
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the death penalty for Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
Immediately after independence, Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was arrested in Dhaka as a collaborator of the Pakistan army and was thrown into jail for several months. He, however, escaped trial due to unknown reasons.
Immediately after independence, Kamaruzzaman was sued for an act of atrocity he had committed during the Liberation War. He was arrested in Dhaka and was put into jail for several months, but he escaped trial due to unknown reasons.
Son of Insan Ali Sarkar of Kumri Mudipara in Sherpur, Kamaruzzaman was born on July 4, 1952. He got involved in Islami Chhatra Sangha when he was a student of class-X.
The judgment in the war crimes trial of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Kamaruzzaman yesterday widely discussed the role of his party in organising the collaborating forces during the Liberation War, 1971.
Setting an example, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday held Muhammad Kamaruzzaman responsible for holding “superior status” over co-members of infamous Al-Badr force that had committed numerous crimes during the 1971 Liberation War.