Probe report to be submitted today
The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal has found evidences in nine war crimes charges against Jamaat leader Maulana Abdus Sobhan.
The investigators will submit their report to the Chief Prosecutor of the Tribunal on Sunday charging Maulana Abdus Sobhan, now in jail, with nine charges that include genocide, murder, abduction, arson, conspiracy and loot during the Liberation War in 1971.
Maulana Sobhan was arrested on September 23, 2012.
Briefing reporters at its office on Saturday, coordinator of the Investigation Agency Abdul Hannan Khan said investigation officer Md Nur Hossain has completed his investigation against Maulana Sobhan on September 12. “We’ve found formidable evidences against Sobhan who committed heinous crimes during the Liberation War in Pabna,” he said.
A total of 43 prosecution witnesses have been listed against war crimes-suspect Sobhan to prove the case, he said and adding that the investigation was launched on April 14, 2012.
Replying to a question, he said the investigation agency has so far completed 14 investigations against 14 war crime suspects. Among them, the ICT has already given verdict against six people, while 10 are under trial.
Investigation into 13 cases, including one against Jamaat-Islami Bangladesh as an organisation, is going on, Chief Investigator Sanaul Haque said adding that it will require 3-4 months more to complete the investigation against Jamaat-e-Islami.