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Hachen-Trial ICT unhappy over charge hearing

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 Court Correspondent Apparently disappointed, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday adjourned for a month the charge hearing on fugitive war crimes accused Syed M Hasan alias Hachen as both the prosecution and the defence counsel appeared without proper homework over the case. After hearing both sides, the three-member tribunal, headed by Justice M Enayetur Rahim, said, “We’re not satisfied with your submissions… it seems to us you’re not sincere about the case… you’ re to satisfy the tribunal over the charge matter.” The tribunal was also critical of the prosecution documents submitted earlier and said the copies of documents which the prosecution intends to rely upon in support of the charges are not in proper sequence. “Come up with full preparations on October 22,” said the tribunal. Prosecutor Mohammad Ali pleaded for framing charge against accused Hachen while state defence counsel MA Hasan for discharging the prosecution charges. After fulfilling the requirement of law for trying a fugitive accused, the tribunal on September 15 took cognisance of the charges brought against war crimes accused Hachen of Kishoreganj, who remained absconding since filing of the case. According to the prosecution, the investigator has found Hachen’s involvement in some war crimes like murder, loot, arson, torture, deportation and genocide at Tarail in Kishoreganj and the proof of his collaboration with the Pakistan occupation forces as a member of its auxiliary outfit Razakar during the Liberation War in 1971.

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