Two Netrokona ‘Rajakars’ to die

Dhaka, Saturday   25 May 2019

Two Netrokona ‘Rajakars’ to die

 Staff Correspondent  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:21 PM, 24 April 2019   Updated: 01:04 PM, 24 April 2019

File Photo

File Photo

Two Razakars from Netrokona were sentenced to death on Wednesday for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. 

A three-member International Crimes Tribunal bench, headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, pronounced the verdict.  

The condemned war criminals are - Hedayet Ullah BSc alias Anju, 80 and Sohrab Fakir alias Sohrab Ali alias Sorap Ali, 88. 

Earlier on Tuesday, the tribunal fixed today for the verdict delivery. 

On March 7, the first tribunal had said it would pass judgement in the case any day, as both the prosecution and the defence sides concluded their arguments in the case on that day.

On January 10, 2017, the tribunal took into cognizance the formal charge submitted by the prosecution. 

At that time, there were three accused in the case, Hedayet Ullah Anju, his brother Enayet Ullah Monju and Sohrab Fakir. Of them, Monju and Sohrab were arrested.

However, on January 25, 2017, Monju died of old age complications at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Now Sohrab is in jail, while Anju is yet to be arrested.

On December 13, 2017, the ICT-1 framed six specific charges of crimes including genocide, deportation, killing and torture against them.

According to the prosecution, the three accused were members of Peace Committee and later formed Razakar Bahini in their locality.

They committed horrendous crimes against humanity in villages of Modhuakhali, Mobarakpur, Sukhari and Madan, among other areas during the War of Liberation in 1971. 

DailyBangladesh/Nishi