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ICT verdict in Shariatpur Razakar Idris’s case tomorrow

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT-BD) this morning set tomorrow to pronounce judgement in crimes against humanity case against fugitive Shariatpur Razakar leader Idris Ali Sarder alias Gazi Idris.

"Let the matter be fixed for tomorrow for judgement," said Justice Anwarul Haque, chairman of the three-member panel of the ICT-BD.

The tribunal on November 2, kept the matter on CAV (curia advisory vult, a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits verdict) as both the prosecution and defence concluded submitting arguments in the case on the day.

Idris, 67, of Mahmudpur of Shariatpur, is yet to be arrested, while his partner in crimes Sulaiman Mollah, 84, of Kashipur Muslimpara of the same district died of old age complications on October 26 in police custody.

Earlier on May 2, the tribunal had framed four charges including genocide and rape against the duo.

According to the prosecution, Idris was a leader of Islami Chhatra Sangha, then student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami and later joined Razakar Bahini.

On the other hand, Sulaiman was a Muslim League leader and subsequently joined Peace Committee and Razakar Bahini in 1971 in Shariatpur.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)