Verdict in case against four Moulvibazar suspects on Tuesday

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  Published:  16 July 2018, 03:50 PM

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The International Crimes Tribunal will announce the verdict on the war crime case against four suspects, including former madrasa teacher Akmal Ali Talukder, from Rajnagar Upazila in Moulvibazar on Tuesday.
The accused are facing two cases of crime against humanity, which includes killing, rape, abduction, torture and arson during the 1971 Liberation War.


On Monday the International Crimes Tribunal, headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, said the verdict would be announced on Tuesday.

The court concluded arguments from both defence and prosecution lawyers on Mar 27.

Only Akmal Ali Talukder, 73 among the four accused in the case has been arrested and imprisoned.

The other three accused – Abdun Noor alias Lal Miah, Anis Miah, and Abdul Mosabbir – are absconding.

Syed Haider Ali, Sheikh Mushfik Kabir and Sayedul Haque Sumon represented the prosecution while advocate Abdus Sobhan Tarafder was the lawyer for accused Akmal. State-appointed lawyer Abul Hasan represented the three absconding suspects.


The tribunal began the trial proceedings on May 7 by indicting the suspects.

The accused have been charged with killing 59 people, raping six and looting and arson attacks on 81 households, prosecutor Mushfik told

“I believe the prosecution has proved all accusations through sufficient testimony and evidence. It has requested capital punishment for the accused.”

Five of the thirteen witnesses in the case were tortured by the accused in 1971, while three of them were raped, he said.

“Witness Barindra Malakar and Subodh Malakar were directly tortured by the accused and both of them were shot. Therefore, we believe there is no scope for the suspects’ acquittal.”


The tribunal issued arrest warrant against the four suspects on Nov 26, 2015 and police arrested Akmal Ali from Pachgaon, Rajnagar on the same day.

Retired Moulvibazar Town Senior Qawmi Madrasa Vice Principal Akmal Ali was then sent to jail by the tribunal.

The investigation committee finalised the case report on Mar 23, 2016. The court began hearing the testimonies of witnesses on Jul 4.


This will be the 33rd verdict since the International Crimes Tribunal began trial in 2010 against the war crimes perpetrated during the 1971 Liberation War

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