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Formal charge submited against AKM Yusuf

Dhaka, 08 May, Abnews : The prosecution of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) today submitted the formal charge against AKM Yusuf, central leader of Jamaat- e-Islami and the alleged founder of notorious ‘Razakar Bahini’ that carried out crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. Prosecutor Hrishikes Saha, Abdur Rahman Hawladar and Syed Sayedul Haque submitted the formal charge to the office of the ICT registrar this morning. The prosecution pleaded for issuing arrest warrant against the 84-year-old Jamaat leader. The probe agency of the ICT submitted the investigation report against Yusuf on April 22.

In the formal charge, the prosecution brought 15 charges of crimes against humanity including genocide and murder. “In the investigation the probe agency got substantial evidence that he was involved in the killing of about 700 people in one incident in a village of Bagerhat, Khulna, during the War of Liberation. Yusuf was one of the most influential people of the then East Pakistan and used his position for all the bad things,” prosecutor Saha said.

 

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