Monday, January 21, 2013

First war crimes verdict Monday

The second war crimes tribunal is set to deliver its verdict on a former Jamaat-e-Islami activist Abul Kalam Azad, accused of eight charges, on Monday.

Locally known as Bachchu Razakar, Azad remains in hiding despite public notices seeking his appearance before the tribunal. The court decided to hold his trial in absentia on Oct 7 after he failed to appear.

The tribunal registrar, Nasiruddin Mahmud, told journalists that Bachchu Razakar’s verdict would be delivered on Monday.

“The tribunal has instructed me to keep the case on tomorrow’s cause list. So the verdict is expected on Monday,” he said.

Abul Kalam Azad with his trademark coloured beard was better known for his popular television show on Islamic scriptures and practices .

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