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ICT verdict in RP Saha killing case today

June 27, 2019 00:00:00

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Wednesday set today (Thursday) to pronounce judgment of a case lodged over the murder of Danbir Roy Bahadur Ranada Prasad Saha alias RP Saha and his son Bhabani Prasad Saha, reports BSS.

Justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three-member panel of the ICT-1, set the date through a short order.

The ICT-1 on April 24 kept the verdict on CAV (curia advisari vult, a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits verdict) as both the prosecution and the defence concluded their arguments on that day.

The prosecution on April 7 concluded their part of arguments in the case.

The ICT-1 on March 28, 2018 framed three charges of crimes against humanity against sole accused Md Mahbubur Rahman alias Mahbub of Tangail.

Mahbub, 69, was allegedly a Razakar leader and carried out horrific crimes during the War of Liberation along with his family and associates from Razakar Bahini in his locality.

According to the charge framing order, Mahbub is accused of carrying out attacks in different areas of Tangail and Narayanganj along with his father and local Peace Committee chief Wadud Moulana and brother Razakar Md Abdul Mannan.

On their instigation Pakistani army gunned down 33 Hindus in village Baimhati, ancestral home of RP Saha, in Mirzapur, Tangail, on May 7, 1971.

On that same day, Mahbub along with his associates from Razakar Bahini and Pakistani army men attacked RP Saha's residence in Sirajdikhan Road area of Khanpur of Naryanganj town.

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