Verdict on Rajshahi ‘war criminal’ Tipu Wednesday

Sun Online Desk

10th December, 2019 11:55:26 printer

Verdict on Rajshahi ‘war criminal’ Tipu Wednesday

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver its verdict tomorrow (Wednesday) in a case filed against a Rajshahi man Tipu for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

The three-member tribunal led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam today (Tuesday) set the date for the verdict. The same court kept the verdict waiting after both the prosecution and defence counsel completed their closing arguments in the case on October 17.

Abdus Sattar alias Tipu alias Tipu Sultan, 66, now in jail, is facing two charges. He, however, pleaded not guilty before the court and sought justice.

He was a member Islami Chhatra Sangha, the then student wing of anti-liberation Jamaat-e-Islami, and a member of the Razakar Bahini during the war, according to the investigation agency.

He was arrested in   May, 1972   under   the Collaborators Order, 1972 but got release in August 1974. The accused retired in 2011 as an assistant professor from Gopalpur Degree College in Lalpur in Natore, it said.