The war crimes investigation agency on Wednesday officially submitted its conclusive report to Chief Prosecutor (CP) Golam Arief Tipoo on eight alleged members of Al Badr, a secret killing squad of Jamaat-e-Islami who had committed the crimes against humanity , including genocide, during the Liberation War in 1971, UNB reports. The Investigation Office (IO) of the case, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Matiur Rahman, handed the CP over the investigation report containing 569 pages along with supporting papers and documents to prove the 1971 war crimes charges brought against the accused.
Talking to reporters, CP Tipoo said it will file formal charges against the accused to initiate the trial after a methodical scrutiny of the report if the prosecution finds it a fit case for trial. The eight war crimes-suspects are Ashraf Hossain, Prof Sharif Ahmed alias Sharif Hossain, M Abdul Mannan, M Abdul Bari, M Harun, M Abul Hashem, Shamsul Huq alias Badar Bhai and SM Yusuf Ali.
Among them, according to the investigation agency, Ashraf Hossain, now on the run and living in India, while Shamsul Huq and Yusuf Ali are in custody, and the five others– Prof Sharif Ahmed alias Sharif Hossain, M Abdul Mannan, M Abdul Bari, M Harun, M Abul Hashem–remained fugitive. IO ASP Matiur Rahman, who started the inquiry on June 6, 2013, prepared the conclusive report.