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Fugitive death row convict arrested in Mymensingh

Published : 06 Feb 2023 10:22 PM

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested fugitive death row convict Md Sultan Mahmud Fakir who was sentenced by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT-1) for committing crimes against humanity in 1971.

 Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-14 arrested him from Bhatikashar area in the capital at 9pm on Sunday, said a press release of RAB-14. Sultan Mahmud is a son of late Asmat Ali Fakir of Trishal upazila in the district. 

On January 23 last, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT-1) sentenced six people including Sultan Mahmud to death for committing crimes against humanity in Mymensingh'sTrishal during the Liberation War in 1971.