28 March 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Hartal, Shortened Coverage
Tribunal 2 convened briefly today to hear the case against Jamaat Secretary General Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid, who is facing 7 including Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide. On 10 March 2013, the tribunal heard testimony from three seizure list witnesses (witnesses testifying regarding documents obtained by the Investigating Officer), Prosecution witnesses 14, 15 and 16. Today the Investigation Officer of the case, Mr Abdur Razzak, testified as Prosecution witness 17. The IO summarized his findings and stated that the accused played a central role in the formation of anti-liberation forces and in their their actions during the Liberation War. He referenced the various documents collected during the investigation process that allegedly incriminate Mujahid. He also mentioned two regular criminal cases that were previously filed at the Keraniganj Police Station and Pallabi Police Stations respectively. He stated that the evaluation of the First Information Reports from those cases also support the Prosecution’s case against Mujahid.
Demeanor of the Court
After a brief session of one and half hour, the day’s proceedings were adjourned because Prosecutor Muklesur Rahman Badol felt sick and requested an adjournment. The case will next be addressed 2 April 2013. Due to the hartal the Defense was absent except for one junior counsel member.