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ICT probe body finalizes report against 14 Bagerhat Razakars

DHAKA, Jan 22, 2017 (BSS) - The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) today finalized its probe report against 14 alleged Razakars from Bagerhat.

"We have brought seven charges of crimes against humanity against them including genocide, murder and rape. We have prepared 1,309 page

investigation reports in seven volumes against the accused," said chief coordinator of ICT Mohammad Abdul Hannan Khan at a press briefing held at Dhanmandi office.

The 14 accused are Khan Ashraf Ali, 65, Khan Akram Hossain, 60, Sultan Ali Khan, 68, Rustam Ali Mollah, 70, Idris Ali Mollah, 64, Moksed Ali Didar, 83, Sheikh Ukil Ali, 62, Sheikh Idris Ali, 61, Sheikh Rafikul Islam alias Babul, 64, Moniruzzaman Hawlader, 69, Hashem Ali Sheikh, 79, Azhar Ali Shikder, 64, Mokbul Mollah, 79, and Abdul Ali Mollah, 65.

All the accused were supporters of Muslim League and subsequently joined local Razakar Bahini. Apart from Azhar, all other accused also involved with the politics of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Of the 14, only Akram, Ukil, Idris and Mokbul are now in jail. "We had launched the probe against the accused on June 4, 2015, and concluded today.

We have recorded testimonies of 57 people during the investigation," Hannan told the newsmen in presence of senior coordinator of the agency Sanaul Huq.

According to the investigation agency, the accused carried out monstrous crimes in Kochua and Morelganj area in Bagerhat in 1971. The ICT-1 on July 16, 2015, issued warrant to arrest the accused, but police so far has been able to arrest four of them.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)