WAR CRIMES TRIAL
Father killed by Quasem’s Al-Badr men: WitnessNew Age Online
A prosecution witness against Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali on Tuesday testified that the Al-Badr Bahini men led by Quasem abducted his father Ranjit Das, better known as Latu, in November 1971 from their Chittagong residence, kept him confined at Dalim Hotel and later killed him.
‘Besides, Tuntu Sen was also abducted and killed [by them],’ the witness, Shibu Das of Hazari Lane under Kotwali police station in Chittagong, in his testimony told the International Crimes Tribunal-2.
Now a worker at a grill workshop, the 5th prosecution witness Shibu said that he was only three years old during the liberation war and has no memory of his father now.
He said he knew about his father’s martyrdom from his mother as he grew up.
In 1971, he said, Dalim Hotel was a den of Al-Badr Bahini men.
He said that the Al-Badr Bahini men used to loot the houses of Hindus, set those houses on fire and, that is why, many Hindus took refuge in India.
As his deposition ended, defence lawyer Mizanul Islam cross-examined him.
The proceedings of the case resumes Wednesday.
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