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Probe body finalizes report against 11 Sunamganj war crimes accused

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The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday finalized its report on probe into the war crimes allegedly committed by 11 war crimes accused from Sunamganj.  Of the 11 accused, six have been arrested and currently are behind bars.  They are- Md Siddikur Rahman, 61, Mohammad Zubayer Monir, 62, Md Zakir Hossain, 62, Md Tota Miah Tailor, 81, Md Abdul Jalil, 71, and Md Abdur Rashid, 60.
The investigation agency declined to reveal the identities of the fugitive accused.
"We initiated the investigation on March 21, 2016, and finalized the report on Monday. The investigation officer has made 33 people witness in the case. The accused were involved with the crimes against humanity including genocide, murder, rape and arson," ICT probe body coordinator M Sanaul Huq said at a press briefing held at its Dhanmandi office yesterday.  The investigation agency official said they have prepared a 150-page report with four charges against the accused.
"We have brought charges against them for their role in killings of 34 including five Birongonas, setting fire to 30 houses, abducting 31 and torturing 14 people, among others," Huq added.

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