Abdus Sattar to walk gallows for war Crimes
The International Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday handed down death penalty to Rajshahi's former Shibir leader Abdus Sattar for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
A three-member tribunal, led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, delivered the verdict.
Advocate Mokhlesur Rahman Badal was the prosecutor, while Adv Gazi MH Tamim represented the war criminal.
Badal said two charges that brought against Abdus Sattar was proved.
Meanwhile, Tamim said they will filed an appeal against the verdict.
On October 17, the tribunal kept the verdict awaiting after concluding the arguments from both sides.
The tribunal framed two charges against Abdus Sattar alias Tipu Sultan on August 8 last year.
bdnews24.com adds: Tipu Sultan is known to many as ‘Tipu Razakar’ or a collaborator for his role during the 1971 war. He is the only one living among the group of local collaborators who assisted the genocide at Rajshahi University by the Pakistani occupation force at the beginning of the Liberation War, according to the prosecution.
He was a local activist of Islami Chhatra Sangha, which later changed its name to Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, after the independence of the country. Tipu was active in Chhatra Shibir too.
There has been no information about Tipu Sultan involved in political activities after 1984 but he is locally known as a Jamaat-e-Islami supporter.
Completing his study from the Islamic History and Culture Department in Rajshahi University, he joined the Gopalpur Degree College as an assistant professor in 1984 and retired in 2011.
Tipu Sultan was arrested on Aug 10, 1974 but was released later. He was again arrested on Jan 1, 2017 by the police in a case under the Explosives Act. Later, he was shown arrested in a war crime case.