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Verdict in war crime case against ex-Jamaat MP Khaleq tomorrow

Published : 22 Mar 2022 10:00 PM | Updated : 23 Mar 2022 01:33 PM

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has announced that the verdict in the war crimes case filed against Satkhira district Jamaat chief and former MP Abdul Khaleq Mandal and Khan Roknuzzaman would be pronounced on Thursday.

A three-member panel of the tribunal led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the tribunal, set the date in a full court hearing on Tuesday (March 22).

On November 11 in 2021, the tribunal, on completion of case summing up arguments from both the sides, announced that the verdict would be pronounced any day.

Prosecutor Rezia Sultana Chaman pleaded for maximum punishment of the accused.

 Advocate Abdus Sobhan Tarafdar and Advocate Mujahidul Islam Shaheen represented accused Abdul Khaleq Mandal and state defence lawyer Gazi MH Tamim defended absconding accused Khan Roknuzzaman.

Among the total four accused of the case- Abdullah-hil Baki and Zahirul Islam Tekka Khan, died during the trial.

The tribunal charged the four on March 5 in 2018.

The accused were charged on six counts of crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, detention and torture.

 Abdul Khaleq Mandal, 73, was arrested from Khalilnagar Mahila Madrassa in Satkhira sadar upazila on June 16 in 2015.

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