Convict of crimes against humanity arrested

Our Correspondent . Kishoreganj | Update:

Md Hafiz UddinAn absconding death-row convict, who was charged with crimes against humanity, was arrested in Kishoreganj on Saturday.

A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Md Hafiz Uddin (67), son of Ismat Ali of Kudirjangal area in Karimganj upazila of Kishoreganj, from a relative’s house in remote haor (marshy) village named Borshikura in Itna upazila arouynd 2:00pm, said RAB-14 commanding officer Hasan Mustafa Swapan.

On 3 May 2016, International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), Bangladesh, awarded death penalty to four people including Hafiz Uddin for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of liberation.

The convicts are Hafiz Uddin, 67, Gazi Abdul Mannan, 88, Nasiruddin Ahmed, 62, and his brother Shamsuddin Ahmed, 60, Another accused, Azharul Islam, 60, was sentenced to suffer in jail until death.

Of them Gazi Abdul Mannan dies of old age complications on 19 December last year. Nasir Uddin and Azharul Islam are still on the run.

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