The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has set January 15 for the submission of an investigation report against Abdus Samad Musa alias Firoz Khan of Rajshahi’s Puthia upazila, in connection with crimes against humanity.
A three-member bench lead by Chairman of ICT Justice Shahinur Islam passed the order in response to the petition made during Sunday’s prosecution.
Zahid Imam, the prosecutor of the case, requested for time to submit the investigation report to the tribunal. The tribunal then granted Zahid’s appeal.
On January 22 this year, Musa was arrested in a criminal case in Puthia. However, he was sent to prison on charges of murder, torture and several crimes against humanity.
Musa, locally known as Musa Razakar, has had complaints against him for carrying out brutal massacres of indigenous people and Bangalis in Gotia village, Paschimbag and in Puthia’s Bashbari.
Musa had fled to India after the war, but then secretly came back to Bangladesh in 1975. Later, he, who became a local influential, also had allegations of trying to occupy over 60 acres of land of the indigenous village.
This article was first published on Bangla Tribune