Father chopped to death in presence of Nizami, testifies sonNew Age Online
The 20th prosecution witness against Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, Tahurul Alam Mollah, on Sunday testified that his father was chopped to death in Ishwardi area in the presence of Nizami on April 13, 1971.
The witness, now 62, told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that he himself saw some cohorts of Nizami dragged his father Moazzem Hossain from a mosque in Ishwardi and killed him.
Tahurul, a veteran freedom fighter, said, Nizami was a leader of Islami Chhatra Sangha, the erstwhile student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.
Later, Nizami’s defence lawyer M Tajul Islam began his cross-examination but that remained incomplete when the tribunal adjourned the proceedings until tomorrow.
Nizami was in the dock.
Meanwhile, the ICT-1 fixed September 18 to hear from the defence of Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam on charge framing matter.
In ICT-2, prosecutor Rana Das Gupta submitted his closing arguments against war crimes accused Abdul Alim for the second day. He argued on factual aspects of charges from charge number 3 to charge number 11 today.
The hearing resumes tomorrow.
Alim was in the dock.
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