The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has concluded the hearing of arguments from both sides on the trial of six alleged war criminals for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 in Gaibandha and kept the verdict pending for any day.
After hearing the law-point arguments from both the prosecution and the defence lawyers, the three-member ICT, led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, passed the order on Monday in presence of the only one accused Abdul Latif.
Meanwhile, five other accused including former Jamaat lawmaker Md Abdul Aziz alias Ghoramara Aziz from Gaibandha, remained absconding.
Prosecution lawyers Syed Saidul Haque presented arguments during the hearing while Gazi MH Tamim argued for five fugitive accused and Khandaker Rezaul Karim stood for lone detained defendant.
The six accused are Jamaat leader and former lawmaker Abdul Aziz, Md Ruhul Amin alias Monju, Md Abdul Latif, Abu Muslim Mohammad Ali, Md Nazmul Huda, and Md Abdur Rahim Miah.
Earlier on May 9, the ICT was kept the verdict pending for any day after hearing arguments from both sides.
Later on Oct 12, the reconstructed ICT set October 22 for placing further arguments in crimes against humanity case against the six alleged Razkars.
The ICT-1 on June 28, 2016, started trial of the case after indicted the accused, framing three charges of crimes against humanity against them.
The accused six are facing three charges, including those for mass killing, abduction, looting and arson attack, during the 1971 Liberation War.