War Crime Cases Against Sayedee Sent to Tribunal
Thursday, 22 July 2010

A Pirojpur court on Wednesday sent two war crime cases filed in the district against top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee to the International Crimes Tribunal.

District's chief judicial magistrate Chowdhury Mahbub Hossain passed the order on petitions of the investigation officers in the cases.

The investigation officers, Pirojpur Sadar police chief Sheikh Md Abu Jahid and Zianagar police sub-inspector Sheikh Md Abu Zafar Hawlader, said in the petitions that the cases should be handed over to the tribunal for trial.

Freedom fighter Mahbubul Alam of Tengrakhali under Zianagar Upazila filed one case with Zianagar police on Aug 31 last year .Malik Pashari of Chithlia under the Sadar Upazila filed the other with the Judicial Magistrate's Court on Aug 12 the same year.

According to the case statement filed by Mahbubul, a group of Razakar led by Sayedee had killed a person named 'Binabali', looted gold ornaments, cash and other valuables from houses of the minority families and set fire to many houses in the plaintiff's village during the war of independence in 1971.

Razakar, literally meaning volunteer, was a paramilitary force fighting for Pakistan army during Bangladesh's freedom struggle.

Malik in his case said Razakar members had killed Ibrahim Hawlader, an inhabitant of Parerhat Bandar, at the instruction of Sayedee in 1971.

Sayedee also led Razakar members in looting in the area during the war, he alleged.

The Jamaat leader, arrested on June 29 along with his top party colleagues on charge of hurting religious sentiment, is now facing several cases.

Source: bdnews24.com

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