Dhaka, Nov 6 (UNB) – The International Crimes Tribunal has finalised the probe report against seven suspected war crime criminals of Pirojpur.
They were charged for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, said Abdul Hannan Khan, chief coordinator of ICT while talking at a press conference held at its office on Tuesday.
Senior coordinator Sanaul Haq and investigation officer Badrul Alam were present at the press conference.
Of the criminals, five were arrested while two remained absconding. Among the five arrestees, one died during investigation.
The accused were-- Abdul Mannan Hawlader, 74, Azhar Ali Hawlader alias Aju Munsi, 88, Ashraf ALi Hawlader, 67 and Moharaj Hawlader alias Hat Kata Moharaj, 68, of Hetalia in Bhandaria upazila of the district.
Fazlul Haque Hawlader, 75 died after arrest.
Bijoy Krishna Bala filed a case against the five war crimes suspects with Senior Judicial Magistrate Court of Pirojpur on October 6 in 2015. Later, the case was sent to International Crimes Tribunal.
Four allegations have been brought against the war crimes accused including killing of 24 people, one rape, and injuring four others by firing bullets, two of whom later died during the Liberation War.
Police started investigation against them on April 12, 2016. A total of 42 people have been made witnesses of the case while records of 33 witnesses were completed.