The defeated forces of 1971 are trying to commit crimes in the name of militancy, says Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Khandker Golam Faruq.
“The defeated forces occasionally try to commit crimes in the name of militancy, but they fail in their evil attempt as people and police remain vigilant.”
Bangladesh became independent in 1971 after a long nine-month bloody war against the occupation forces of Pakistan. Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir opposed the country’s independence.
The leaders and activists of the party being divided into different groups — Al-Badar, Al-Sham, Razakar and other organisations — helped the Pakistani forces commit murders, rapes, and other heinous crimes.
On November 9, Jamaat Ameer Shafiqur Rahman’s son Dr Rafat Sadik Saifullah was arrested for his alleged involvement in religious bigotry.
Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of the DMP arrested him in Sylhet.