5 war criminals of Patuakhali get death
Five people from Patuakhali district were sentenced to eath for their involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
A three-member panel of judges led by Justice Shahinur Islam announced the verdict on Monday (13 August).
The accused Esahaq Shikder, 83, Abdul Goni Hawlader, 72, Md Awal alias Awal Moulavi, 69, Abdus Sattar Pyada, 65, and Solaiman Mridha, 86, of Patuakhali Sadar upazila were in court to hear the verdict. The court said that the two charges against them had been proven by the prosecution.
The tribunal on Sunday fixed today for delivering its judgment in a case filed against five men from Patuakhali.
Earlier on May 30, the ICT kept the verdict pending after concluding the law point arguments from both sides in the case.
Earlier on November 19, the tribunal took into cognisance the charges against them for their alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity in Patuakhali district during the Liberation War in 1971.
On September 6, 2015, police arrested five war crimes accused from different parts of sadar upazila in Patuakhali district on charge of looting, killing, torturing and arson attack during the Liberation War.
On Mar 8, 2017, charges were framed against them for violating 15 biranganas, torturing 17 women and vandalising 15 houses.
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