Two live handmade crude bombs were recovered from the road beside the International Crimes Tribunal in the High Court area of the capital on Tuesday morning as the nationwide strike called by the BNP-led 18-Party Alliance was in place.
Station Inspector Abdul Jalil confirmed bdnews24.com the recovery of the 'two
“Pedestrians informed the police about the bombs after
they spotted it in a drain beside the road between the east and west entrances
of the tribunal.”
Police defused them, he said. No one has been detained
so far over the incident.
Trials for crimes committed against humanity
during the country's Liberaion War of 1971 are being conducted at the ICT. Three
Jamaat leaders have already been convicted – two sentenced to death and one
given life imprisonment. Five other Jamaat, BNP leaders are also facing
Jamaat-e-Islami have been waging violence for abolition of the
ICT. Their key alliance partner BNP says that the trials should be carried out
in a transparent way and following international standards.