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RAB arrests accused in crime against humanity case

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 06 Jul 2023, 08:46 pm

Dhaka, July 6: RAB has arrested Abdus Sukkur (77), an accused in the case of crimes against humanity of 1971, from Rumaliarchhara area of Cox's Bazar Sadar Upazila.

Later he was handed over to the local police station. Arrested Abdus Sukkur is a resident of Gulguliapara village under Maheshkhali police station in Cox's Bazar. RAB-7 shared this information in a release sent to the media on Wednesday afternoon.

According to RAB-7, the International Crime Tribunal-2 received allegations of crimes against humanity, including murder, genocide, kidnapping, detention, torture and looting, during the Great War of Liberation in 1971 in Maheshkhali area of Cox's Bazar district. Later, the investigating agency submits a report to the tribunal after the probe.

On May 21, 2015, the International Criminal Tribunal-2 issued an arrest warrant against Abdus Sukkur. Since then he was absconding. Based on secret information on June 3, RAB-7 learned that Abdus Sukkur is staying in Rumaliarchhara area of Cox's Bazar Sadar. After that RAB-7 arrested him by raiding.

According to RAB, during the Great War of Liberation, he carried out massacres, looting and torture in various areas of Cox's Bazar, especially in Maheshkhali, along with the Pakistani army. Later, after being charged and warranted by the International Criminal Tribunal, he has been hiding in different parts of the country for the past eight years, assuming a pseudonym and changing his name and address to avoid arrest. Finally started living in Rumaliarchhara area of Cox's Bazar.