The International Crimes Tribunal -1 has given death penalty to Shariatpur razakar leader Idris Ali Sardar, tried in absentia, for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.
The three-member tribunal conducted by Justice Anwarul Haq gave the verdict on Monday morning.
Idris, 67, of Mahmudpur of Shariatpur, is yet to be arrested, while his partner in crimes Sulaiman Mollah, 84, of Kashipur Muslimpara of the same district died of old age complications on October 26 in police custody.
Edris Ali Sarder was facing four charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed in 1971.
Earlier, the same court set today for delivering the judgment in the case.
On November 2, the ICT-1 kept the case waiting for delivering verdict on completion of the hearing from both the prosecution and defence.
On May 2, the tribunal framed four charges against two — Edris Ali and Sulaiman Mollah, 84, of Kashipur Muslimpara in the district. But Sulaiman died of old age complications at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on October 25.EditorDesk | Published On:December 6, 2016