2 fugitive war criminals on death row arrested in Dhaka, RAB says


Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has said it arrested two fugitives on death row, who were sentenced by the International Crimes Tribunal for committing crimes against humanity in 1971, from Dhaka's Dakkhinkhan and Savar's Ashulia area on Monday.

The convicts were identified as Naqib Hossain Adil Sarkar, 69, son of Mahtab Uddin Sarkar @ Gedu Chairman and Mokhlesur Rahman Mukul, 67, son of Abdul Khalek Sarkar of Trishal upazila in Mymensingh district..

ASP Imran Khan of RAB headquarters media wing said they nabbed them after separate drives on Monday night.

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On December 28, 2015, son of a freedom fighter Yunus Ali of Trishal in Mymensingh district filed a case against nine people including Naqib and Mukul, with International Crimes Tribunal on charge of killing his father after torture.

Several charges including murder, abduction, confinement, torture and loot were brought against them, said ASP Imran.

Later, the ICT issued arrest warrant for them.

Naqib went into hiding in 2017 and since then he used to live in Dhaka in separate areas, said Rab. He also changed his residence frequently to avoid arrest.

Besides, Mokhlesur remained fugitive since 2015 during the investigation and used to live in a rented house in Savar.

Source: United News of Bangladesh