Probe report against Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman submitted

L-R: Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan

The investigation agency probing the war crimes allegations on Thursday submitted reports to the prosecution against war crime suspects Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan.

Agency members Ataur Rahman and Shahjahan Kabir filed the reports to prosecutors AKM Saiful Islam and Nurjahan Begum Mukta around 10:00am.

‘Butchers’ of 1971 to face 18 charges

Ataur Rahman and Shahjahan Kabir are also investigating officers for the alleged crimes of Mueen and Ashrafuzzaman.

The duo was among the most wanted criminals after the Liberation War in 1971 for killing intellectuals as part of Al-Badr’s plan to eliminate the bright minds of the soon-to-be independent Bangladesh.

Their pictures were published in newspapers soon after the victory on December 16, 1971, with a call to capture them. The papers termed them butchers.

War crimes probe targets ‘butchers’

The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal finished its probe on Tuesday, setting in motion the process of the trials of the two in connection with crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War.

The agency on Tuesday said the agency had found evidence linking the two with the torture and killing of at least 18 intellectuals. Nine of them were Dhaka University teachers, six were journalists and three were physicians.

It said the prosecution had 45 witnesses each against Mueen and Ashrafuzzaman.

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