ICT probe body releases report against Thakurgaon Razakar

DHAKA, The investigation agency of the International

Crimes Tribunal (ICT) today concluded its investigation and released report

against alleged Razakar leader from Baliadangi, Thakurgaon, Abed Hossain.

We have brought three charges of crimes against humanity against Abed, 65,

who was a leader of local gang of Razakars. Now he is a supporter of Jamaat

eIslami. Abed was arrested on June 25, 2019, and is now behind bars, chief

coordinator of the agency Abdul Hannan Khan told newsmen.

The investigation agency boss said they initiated the investigation

against Abed on July 29, 2018, and concluded today.

Khan said during the War of Liberation, Abed and his associates on

different occasions used to force innocent civilians to work for their

masters in Pakistan occupation army.

Abed and his men used to beat villagers as they resisted to work for

making bunkers for Pakistani army. Once they shot and threw three men Pobed

Ali, Dumpel and Mojnu in river as the three informed Freedom Fighters about

the movements of Pakistani army and Razakars. Of them Ali somehow survived

with bullet wounds on his hand and managed to come to land. But Abed and his

men again took Ali to the riverbank and shot him, this time they confirmed

his death, Khan said.

This is the 73rd investigation report over crimes against humanity cases.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)