Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), in separate drives in the capital's Dakkhinkhan and Ashulia areas, arrested two death-row convicts in a case over crimes against humanity committed during the country's Liberation War in 1971.
Md Mokhlesur Rahman Mukul, 67, and Nakib Hossain alias Adil Sarker, 69, were sentenced to death by International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on January 23 in 2023.
RAB legal and media wing director Commander Khandaker Al Moin confirmed the matter at a press briefing held at its Kawran Bazar media centre.
He said the two were arrested in separate drives by RAB-2 on January 30.
They went into hiding in 2015 right after the case was filed against them for their crimes against humanity. They used to change their hideouts regularly and used to avoid public gatherings to evade the law enforcers. The operation teams of RAB-2 arrested Nakib from Dakkhinkhan and Mokhlesur from Ashulia areas yesterday, he said.
The ICT-1 on January 23 sentenced six convicts including Nakib and Mokhlesur to death, the RAB official said.
Earlier, the first tribunal on December 5, 2018, framed six charges of crimes against humanity and on February 18, 2019, started recording depositions of the witnesses. The court on different hearing dates examined a total 19 witnesses in the case.
BDST: 1644 HRS, JAN 31, 2023