ICT judgement in case against Razakar Tipu tomorrow

Publish: 5:31 PM, December 10, 2019 | Update: 5:31:PM, December 10, 2019

DHAKA, – The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 today set tomorrow to pronounce judgement in crimes against humanity case against alleged Razakar Md Abdus Sattar alias Tipu Sultan from Boalia, Rajshahi.

Justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three-judge panel of the tribunal, set the date this morning.

The tribunal on October 17 kept the date of the judgement on CAV, curia advisari vult (a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits judgement), as the
prosecution and defence concluded their arguments in the case on that day.

Prosecutors Mokhlesur Rahman Badal and Sabina Yesmin Khan moved the case against Tipu while Advocate Gazi MH Tamim stood for the accused.

According to the prosecution, Tipu was an active follower of Islamic Chhatra Sangha, then student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, and joined Razakar
Bahini in his locality as the war begin. He was also arrested under the Collaborators Act in 1972.

The tribunal on May 14, 2017 issued production warrant against the accused as he was behind bars already in connection with another case filed with
Motihar Police station of Rajshahi.

Tipu was produced before the tribunal on July 10, 2017 and he was sent to prison as he was shown arrested in connection with this case.

The prosecution on May 29, 2018 submitted formal charge against the accused and the tribunal on the same day took into cognizance the charges
pressed against him.

The tribunal on August 8, 2018 framed two charges of crimes against humanity including abduction, confinement, torture, plunder and murder
against Tipu. A total of 14 witnesses including investigation officer (IO) testified in the case.