Documents show anti-liberation activities of three Bagerhat accused

New Age Online

Different documents including a list of Razakar force of Kachua in Bagerhat and a newspaper report show that the three Bagerhat war crimes accused were involved in anti-liberation activities and committing crimes against humanity at different places in Bagerhat in 1971, said war crimes investigator, Md Helal Uddin, in the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday.
Testifying as the 32nd and the last prosecution witness against the trio – Sheikh Sirajul Huq alias Siraj Master, 72, Khan Akram Hossain, 61, and Abdul Latif Talukder, 68, the investigator said that it was primarily proved that the three were ‘directly’ involved in committing crimes against humanity.
Helal began investigation against the three on May 21, 2013 and submitted the report on August 8, 2014 to the Chief prosecutor.
Siraj, Akram and Latif were in the dock.
The Investigation officer said that during his investigation, he reviewed different books, newspapers, journals published on the Liberation War and verified information from the superintendents of police and deputy commissioners of different districts.
He said that he visited all the spots where the accused persons committed crimes against humanity in 1971 and recorded statements of the prosecution witnesses and seized needed documents related to the case.
On completion of his testimony, defence lawyer began his cross-examination.
His cross-examination resumes Tuesday.

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