Dhaka – Four war crimes suspects were sent to jail Tuesday after they were arrested from northern Mymensingh district for their alleged involvement in crimes committed during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of liberation from Pakistan.
The International Crimes Tribunal ordered sending the suspect to jail pending trial. The court set October 20 to hear the case against the suspects – Abdus Salam, 68, Suruj Ali Fakir, 70, Abdur Rahim, 66, and Jalal Uddin, 70.
They are accused of committing crimes against humanity during the nine-month war against Pakistan that left an estimated 3 million people killed, 200,000 women raped and numerous homesteads torched.
The accused were arrested on Monday in Mymensingh.
Justice Anwarul Haque, chairman of the three-member panel of the special court, ordered them to be in jail.
The court issued an arrest warrant against them accepting a plea from prosecutor Abul Kalam.