Crimes Tribunal-2 said although two other incidents were found to be true, the
prosecution has failed to establish Mujaheed’s involvement in
ICT-2 chief Justice Obaidul Hassan read out background to
the verdict at 11:05am in a courtroom packed with lawyers, journalists and
Justice Shahinur Islam started reading out the 37-page
executive summary of the 209-page verdict in presence of
“He was an Al Badr commander,” Justice Islam said in
It was formed to collaborate with the Pakistani Army
and prosecution has proved that he had ‘effective control’ of that force,
Justice Islam observed.
The Al-Badr is accused of spearheading
the execution of Bengali intellectuals just before the Pakistan army surrendered
and Bangladesh attained independence.
The first charge
brought by the prosecution says Mujaheed, the leader of Islami Chhatra Sangha,
was involved in the abduction of Sirajuddin Hossain, then Executive Editor of
the daily Ittefaq, at gunpoint after Hossain had written a newspaper article
against the local agents of Pakistani Army.
On Dec 10, 1971, some
seven to eight masked youths, armed with rifles abducted the editor from his
house at 5, Chamelibag, Dhaka.
He never returned and neither was his
Mujaheed has been found guilty of the
His complicity has been proven in the third and fifth
charges levelled against him.
The third charge brought by the
prosecution accused him of abduction, confinement and torture of one Ranjit Nath
alias Babu Nath of Faridpur in June 1971.
The fourth charge
accuses him of torturing and killing several freedom fighters like Jahiruddin
Jalal, Bodi, and Rumi.
However, the judges in their verdict said the
prosecution had failed to prove Mujaheed’s association in the second and fourth
The second charge is about the genocide at Char Bhadrasan and
the fourth is about confinement and torture of Md Abu Yusuf alias Pakhi of