Ex-JP minister Qaiser indicted

Posted on

Tribunal frames 16 charges including genocide, torture

Ex-JP minister Qaiser indicted

A Dhaka tribunal today indicted Syed Mohammad Qaisar, a former state minister for agriculture from Jatiya Party, on 16 charges, including genocide, torture, murder and rape during the Liberation War in 1971.

Qaisar, now 73, formed a group named “Qaisar Bahini” with 500 to 700 men, who committed crimes against humanity in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria during the War of Independence of the country, according to prosecution.

He was also a commander of the Rajakars (an auxiliary group of then Pakistan) in the districts, the prosecution added.

The three-member International Crimes Tribunal-2, headed by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan today fixed March 4 for the opening statement of the prosecution.

Qaisar who was produced before the tribunal pleaded not guilty after the court read out the charges against him.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s