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Fugitive death-row war crimes convict held in Keraniganj

Published : 23 Mar 2023 10:46 PM

The Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Police arrested a fugitive war criminal, who was sentenced to death by International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1), from Keraniganj in the district on Wednesday night. 

The convict is Md Abdul KhaleqTalukdar, 73, son of late MdRustomTalukdar of Kharchail village under Purbodholathana of Netrokona district.

ATU (Media and Awareness Wing) Police Super Mohammad Aslam Khan told BSS that acting on a tip-off, an ATU team conducted a drive in Keraniganj and arrested him. Khaleq was awarded the capital punishment by the ICT-1 on March 28, 2019, as the court found him guilty of mass murder, torture and other anti-humanity crimes during the Liberation War, he said.

"Necessary legal action against him is underway." the ATU official added.