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Forest official held on war crimes charges in Bagerhat

Thursday 10 December, 2015 12:00:00 am

Forest official held on war crimes charges in Bagerhat
Bagerhat, Dec 10 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a forest officer of Sundarbans east division from Dubla area in Sharankhola upazila on Wednesday night for his alleged involvement in war crimes in Mymenisngh during the Liberation War in 1971. 


The arrestee was identified as Yusuf Alam, 58, son of Abdul Khalek Master of Chanpur Harinath Kanda village in Jamalpur district and a station officer of Sharnkhola range under Sundarbans east division.


A team of Rab conducted a drive in the area at night and arrested him, said Mohammad Shah Alam, officer-in-charge of Sarankhola Police Station.


Later, the elite force member members handed him over to Sharankhola thana police.


Earlier on Wednesday, International Crimes Tribunal issued warrants for the arrest of 8 war crimes suspects for committing crimes like murder, rape, torture in Muktagaccha in Mymensingh district during the Liberation War in 1971.


Four war crimes suspects, including Yusuf, have so far been arrested after the issuance of the arrest warrants.