The newly reconstituted International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), the combined body from the prior dual entities, on Thursday fixed October 22 for rehearing the arguments in a crimes against humanity case against six alleged war criminals from Gaibandha, including Jamaat leader and former lawmaker Abdul Aziz alias Ghoramara Aziz.
“The three-member tribunal led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam passed the order,” prosecutor Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon told reporters in the afternoon.
Md Ruhul Amin alias Monju, 61, Md Abdul Latif, 61, Abu Muslim Mohammad Ali, 59, Md Nazmul Huda, 60, and Md Abdur Rahim Miah, 62 are the other five accused in the case.
Earlier on May 9, the tribunal on kept the verdict in the case on CAV (curia advisory vult, meaning the court awaits verdict) after completion of all the trial proceedings in the case.
However, the then chairman of the tribunal Justice Anwarul Haque passed away recently and the government had to reconstitute the tribunal and the new tribunal decided to rehear the arguments, added the prosecutor.
High Court judge Justice Amir Hossain and district judge Abu Ahmed Jomader, who was on post-retirement leave (PRL), are the two other members of the tribunal.
It is the 29th case of the tribunal which is now in the final stage. Earlier, the tribunal passed verdicts in 28 cases.