Ex-NSI DG arrested for war crimes

Dhaka, Thursday   20 June 2019

Ex-NSI DG arrested for war crimes

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 06:49 PM, 24 April 2018  

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Police arrested today (on Tuesday) former acting director general of National Security Intelligence (NSI), Md Oahidul Haque after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 issued an arrest warrant in a case filed for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

Officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, Abu Bakar Siddique said former acting director general of National Security Intelligence (NSI), Md Oahidul Haque was arrested from his Gulshan residence around 1:45 pm.

Earlier, Prosecutor of International Crimes Tribunal, Barrister Turin Afroz, confirmed the arrested of Md Oahidul Haque.

She said, in order to arrest him (Oahidul Haque) at around 10:30 in the morning, she applied for an arrest warrant. 

The two-member International Crimes Tribunal, led by Justice Amir Hossain, granted the arrest warrant. After that, police arrested him at around 12:30 pm.

Turin Afroz said that he will be taken to court on Wednesday.

On March 28, 1971, Oahidul Haque accused as killing 5/6 people by machine guns in Rangpur cantonment, said Turin Afroz.

This former NSI official was commissioned on 16 October 1966 in the Pakistan Army. In March 1970, he joined Rangpur Cantonment. From there till March 30, 1971, they were transferred from there to Pakistan. In December 1973, he stayed in Pakistan and returned home in 1974. At the end of this year, he retired from the army.

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