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War crimes verdict on Idris Ali any day

03 November 2016 bdnews24.com

The war crimes tribunal will announce its verdict on Shariatpur's Moulvi Idris Ali Sardar any day.
The man, now absconding, is charged with mass murder, abduction, torture, loot, arson and forced deportation of Hindu Bengalis in Shariatpur and Madaripur during Bangladesh's Liberation War.
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) headed by Justice Anwarul Haque decided to announce its verdict later after prosecution and defence concluded arguments on Wednesday. Solaiman Molla aka Solaiman Moulvi, the other person arrested in the case, died during treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Oct 25.
The trial began on May 2 with their indictment in four incidents from the 1971 war against Pakistan.
"We have sought highest punishment for Idris Ali during arguments," Rezia Sultana Chaman of the prosecution, told bdnews24.com. Idris Ali hails from Pashchim Kashabhog village at Palang Thana of Shariatpur Sadar Upazila's Chitlia Union. Solaiman Molla was from Kashipur village from the same union.
Solaiman Molla joined the Muslim League in 1963 and became the party's organising secretary at Palang Thana, according to the chargesheet. He later joined the Jamaat-e-Islami and was defeated in the provincial council polls of 1970. He is charged with forming a Peace Committee and a Razakar force in his area to assist the Pakistan Army in violently suppressing the freedom struggle by committing war crimes.
Idris Ali was a leader of the Islami Chhatra Shango, then student front of Jamaat, during the 60s, according to the prosecution. He joined the 'Razakar Bahini' when the war broke out and committed various war crimes.
He was involved with Jamaat politics after the war ended. Abdus Samad, an injured freedom fighter from Shariatpur Sadar's Sharnaghosh village, filed the case against three including Idris Ali and Solaiman Molla on May 11, 2010. The case was later transferred to the tribunal in Dhaka.    
Investigation officer Md Helal submitted the chargesheet against the two and the tribunal took the charges into cognisance on Dec 22, indicting them on May this year.
Thirteen witnesses have testified for the prosecution conducted by lawyers Zead Al Malum, Rishikesh Shaha and Rezia Sultana Chaman.

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