War crimes tribunal extends probe time | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:03 AM, November 14, 2017

11 Khulna Men

War crimes tribunal extends probe time

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday directed the prosecution to submit the investigation report, if any, on December 28, in a case filed against 11 Khulna men for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

Yesterday, Prosecutor Sheikh Mosfeq Kabir submitted a progress report on the investigation and sought three more months, but the three-member tribunal led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam extended the time for investigation by one and a half months.

Of the accused, nine are in jail. They are Abdul Rahman Sheikh, Shamsur Rahman Gazi alias Maiza Dai, Janan Ali Biswas, Nazer Ali Fakir, Shahjahan Sarder, Abdul Karim Sheikh alias Abdul Member, Abu Bakkar Sarder, Rawshan Gazi, and Shohrab Hossain Sarder.

They were shown arrested in the case on April 23.

Two other accused  suspects -- Omar Ali Sheikh and Akkas Sarder -- are yet to be arrested.

Meanwhile, the tribunal directed the superintendent of Bagerhat police to submit a report about eight fugitives in a case filed for allegedly committing crimes in 1971.

The fugitives are among 13 accused men from Bagerhat.

They are Khan Ashraf Ali, Khan Akram Hossain, Sultan Ali Khan, Rustam Ali Mollah, Edris Ali Mollah, Moksed Ali Didar, Sheikh Mohammad Ukil Uddin, Sheikh Edris Ali, Rafiqul Islam alias Babul, Moniruzzaman Hawlader, Hashem Ali Sheikh, Azhar Ali Sikder, and Mokbul Mollah.

Of them, Akram, Edris Ali Mollah, Ukil Uddin, Mokbul Mollah, and Hashem Ali are in custody, while the rest are on the run, said the prosecution.

The tribunal also directed Bagerhat SP to produce Hashem Ali, the arrestee now in Dhaka Medical College Hospital, before it immediately, said Prosecutor Mukhlesur Rahman Badal.

The prosecution filed seven charges against the 13 on April 19.

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