Sunday, January 15, 2012

ICT receives formal charge against Kamaruzzaman

Prosecution submitted the formal charges against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman to the International Crimes Tribunal on Sunday in connection with his alleged crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

Prosecutors Saiful Islam and Nurjahan Begum Mukta submitted the formal charges to the registrar of the tribunal citing 10 counts of alleged crimes against Kamaruzzaman during the 1971 Liberation War.

The tribunal may fix a date on Sunday for its decision whether it will take the charges into cognisance.

Earlier on December 28 last year, the tribunal sent the formal charges against Kamaruzzaman and Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed back to the prosecution as they were not classified and organised properly.

It asked the prosecution to resubmit the formal charges against Kamaruzzaman by January 12 rearranging and reclassifying the charges.But the prosecution missed the deadline.