Published : Tuesday, 21 April, 2015, Time : 12:00 AM, View Count : 11
Staff Correspondent The International Crime Tribunal (ICT) -1 on Monday concluded hearing of the war crime cases against Syed Md Hasan Ali, an absconding 'Razakar Commander of Kishoreganj,' and kept it waiting for verdict to be delivered any day. "We're keeping the date for pronouncing verdict on CAV, Curia Advisari Vult, a Latin legal term meaning verdict could be delivered anytime," said Justice M Enayetur Rahim, Chairman of the three-member panel of ICT-1. The Tribunal passed the order as Adv Abdus Shukur Khan, state-appointed counsel for Hasan, concluded placing his arguments. The 65-year-old has been charged over killings of 24 people, abduction and confining of 12 others apart from looting and torching 125 homes in Kishoreganj during the Liberation War in 1971. Syed Hasan who originally hailed from Brahmanbaria had been living in Tarail with his family for many years, including the period of the war. Though not active in politics now, he was once involved in Nezam-e-Islami, an anti-liberation organisation. According to the prosecution, Hasan was the commander of Tarail unit of Razakar in Kishoreganj. He set up a camp of the anti-liberation force at Tarail Police Station on April 23, 1971. On November 11 last year, the tribunal indicted him for torching and looting of seven houses of one Hasan Ahmed of Sachail village on April 27, complicity in killing of one Tofazzal, abduction of two other people and burning of two houses of Konabhawal village on August 23, and involvement in killing of 12 persons and torching of 10 houses in Shimulhati village on September 9.