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A fugitive convict, who was sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, has been detained from the city’s Kalabagan area, said Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Sunday. The death row convict is AK Aminul Haque alias Rajab Ali, 69, of Kishoreganj. Read:1994 assassination attempt: Fugitive death row convict held in city According to a media release from Rab Headquarters, a team of Rab’s intelligence force and Rab-2 detained Rajab Ali after conducting a drive in the city’s Kalabagan area on Saturday night. On Novenber 5 in 2018, the International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Rajab Ali to death for his involvement in the crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. He was found guilty of murder, looting, arson, torture and kidnapping in Kishoreganj, Bhairab, Brahmanbaria and Habiganj in 1971. He also formed 'Al -Badr' forces in the area to assist the Pakistani army in Bhairab and served as the commander of Kishoreganj district. On December 18 in1971, Rajab Ali surrendered to the Joint Forces. In 1972, five cases were filed against him at Ashtagram police station. He was sentenced to 40 years jail in these cases. But he was released from Dhaka Central Jail in 1982 as he got presidential clemency after serving jail term for only 10 years. Read:Ramna Batamul carnage: Fugitive death row convict held in Kishoreganj Later, he fled to a country in the Middle East and then went to Pakistan several times. In 1997, Rajab came to Dhaka again. On December 27 in 2015, the investigating agency submitted the chargesheet against Rajab Ali to the International Crimes Tribunal and since then he remained fugitive.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have detained a fugitive death row convict in a case filed over the attack on a train carrying the then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina in 1994. Zakaria Pintu, 50, of Ishwardi, was detained from Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday night in a drive conducted by a team of Rab-2, said a press release from Rab Headquarter on Sunday. During primary interrogation, Pintu confessed that he was a fugitive accused of carrying out bomb attack on a train at Ishwardi railway station with the intention of killing the now Prime Minister. Pintu was convicted in two murder case in Ishwardi in 1994 and in 2009. He was later arrested along with arms by law enforcers in 2011 and sentenced to 17 years in jail in an arms case. Also read: Kotalipara plot: 14 sentenced to death Apart from the death sentence and imprisonment, there are six arrest warrants and 19 cases filed against him over various crimes, including terrorist activities, establishing dominance and extortion. In 2015, he also took part in a local election in Pabna's Ishwardi as an independent candidate and lost it. On September 23 in 1994, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was travelling to Syedpur from Khulna in a train and was attacked with bombs and gunshots at Ishwardi Railway station, as per the release. A case was filed under the Explosives Act and Special Powers Act at Ishwardi GRP Police Station in Pabna in this regard. Later, the investigating officer of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted a chargesheet against a total of 52 people on April 3 in 1997, it added. After long proceedings, nine accused, including Pintu, were sentenced to death while 25 to life imprisonment and 13 others to 10 years in prison on July 3, 2019. He went into hiding soon after the sentence in the assassination attempt case was announced in 2019. He fled to India on the day following the judgment. After staying there for some days, he returned to the country and went into hiding in different parts of the country, including Dhaka, Rajshahi and Cox's Bazar. Also read: PM Hasina assassination attempt: Fugitive death row convict held in city He was last detained by RAB-2 while hiding at his friend's house in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar. “Legal steps are underway against the detainee,” said the release.
A fugitive death row convict, who was sentenced by the International Crimes Tribunal for committing crimes against humanity in 1971, was arrested from the city’s Mohammadpur area on Friday, said Rapid Action Battalion (Rab). The convict was identified as Md Nazrul Islam, 69, of Naogaon. Also read: Moulvibazar: Three to hang for war crimes ASP Imran Khan of Rab headquarters media wing said they nabbed Nazrul after a drive in the city’s Mohammadpur area around 12:30 pm. The International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Nazrul along with two others- Rezaul Karim and Shaheed Mandal- to death for their involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. Also read:Dhaka urges London to repatriate convicted war criminals The three convicts were found guilty of murder, looting, arson, torture and kidnapping in 1971. Of them, Nazrul was tried in absentia, said the official.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has claimed to have nabbed a fugitive death row convict in the 2001 Ramna Batamul carnage case. Mufti Abdul Hye, 57, former amir and founder of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami Bangladesh (HuJI-B), was apprehended during a drive in the Fatulla area of Narayanganj on Wednesday, Rab said on Thursday. He was also a death row convict in a case filed over a murder attempt on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Kotalipara in Gopalganj in 2000, according to Rab. Tipped off, a Rab-2 team conducted the drive in the Fatulla area, said assistant SP (media wing) at Rab headquarters Imran Khan. "Abdul was wanted in as many as 13 criminal cases." He was also sentenced to life in jail in the August 21 grenade attack case, and wanted in two separate cases of murder, including that of former Finance Minister SM Kibria. Also read: Ramna Batamul carnage: Fugitive death row convict held in Kishoreganj Arrest warrants were also issued against him in seven cases in Cumilla district. Abdul had been absconding since 2006. Initially, he went into hiding in his parents-in-law's house in Cumilla district and worked as an assistant in his father-in-law's shop. In 2009, he left Cumilla and moved into a rented accommodation in Narayanganj from where Rab detained him, said Imran. On February 15, Rab detained Mufti Shafiqur Rahman alias Abdul Karim alias Shafiqul Islam, another fugitive death row convict in the Ramna Batamul carnage case. A Dhaka court on June 23, 2014, sentenced eight militants to death for the 2001 Ramna Batamul bomb attack that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured 50 others during new year celebrations. On August 20, 2017, the Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 in Dhaka sentenced 10 people to death in another case filed over the murder attempt on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Kotalipara in Gopalganj in 2000. Police found a 76kg bomb near a shop adjacent to Sheikh Lutfur Rahman Government High School on July 20, 2000, where Hasina was supposed to address a rally on July 22. Another 40kg bomb was also recovered by an Army bomb expert squad from near the Kotalipara helipad on July 23, 2000.