Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Charges against Kamaruzzaman accepted

The International Crimes Tribunal accepted the crimes against humanity charges against Jamaat Leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman on Tuesday.

The three-judge tribunal headed by its Chairman Justice Nizamul Huq also fixed February 29 for hearing on the charge framing against Kamaruzzaman, who is charged with nine counts of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War.

The tribunal asked the prosecution to submit copies of the formal charges against Kamaruzzaman and other relevant documents to the tribunal’s registrar by February 6.

The defence should collect the copies from the registrar office on February 7, the tribunal said.

The prosecution on January 15 submitted the charges against the Jamaat assistant secretary general before the tribunal, which later fixed January 31 (today) to pass an order whether it will take the charges against Kamaruzzaman into cognisance. 

Earlier on December 28 last year, the tribunal sent the formal charges against Kamaruzzaman back to the prosecution as the charges were not classified and organised properly.