ICT probe body finalizes report against 7 Khulna war crimes accused

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DHAKA, Aug 8, 2017 (BSS) – The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has finalized its report in the case against seven alleged war criminals from Khulna.

The seven are- Amzad Hossain Hawlader, 75, Md Mozahar Ali Sheikh, 65, Md Sahar Ali Sardar, 65, Md Atiyar Rahman Sheikh, 70, Md Motachin Billah, 80, Md Kamal Uddin Goldar, 66, and Md Nazrul Islam, 60.

Another accused in the case Md Ashraf Sheikh, 80, died in police custody on June 5, 2017, and his name was dropped from the report.

“All the accused are from Batiaghata Police Station area of Khulna. Apart from Nazrul, the remaining six are now in custody. We have brought four specific charges against them in seven volumes,” said senior coordinator of the agency M Sanaul Huq.

The senior investigation agency official said these while talking to
newsmen at a press briefing held at the probe body’s Dhanmandi office this morning.

“Apart from one, all other accused were supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1971. On October 15, 1971, they apprehended unarmed Freedom Fighter Haridas Majumder, tortured and subsequently killed him. On October 21, 1971, they attacked village Sukhdara under Batiaghata Police Station and killed four Hindus. The accused also looted five to six Hindu houses and later set those on fire,” Huq added.

The investigation agency official said the accused on November 29, 1971, shot Freedom Fighters Jotish Mandal and Abdul Aziz to death in village Baro Aria under Batiaghata Police Station.

Investigation officer Md Helal Uddin initiated probe in the case on
November 15, 2015 and concluded yesterday. The investigation agency officials said they would submit the 1027-page report to the ICT prosecution later in the day.