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Five accused in a war crimes case were arrested by the police from Bundaria upazila yesterday.

A team of the Pirojpur Detective Branch (DB) police arrested the accused war criminals from their respective houses in Hatalya and Charkhali villages under the upazila yesterday morning.

GM Abul Kalam Azad, additional police super of Pirojpur, confirmed the news to The Independent.

The law enforcers produced the five persons before the Pirojpur senior judicial magistrate’s court around 3pm. After that, Magistrate M. Saiful Islam sent them to jail.

The arrested persons are: Fazlul Haque Hawlader, 75, Abdul Mannan Hawlader, 74, Azhar Ali Howlader alias Aju Munshi, 88, Ashraf Ali Hawlader, 67, and Md. Maharaj Hawlader alias Hat Kata Maharaja, 68.

On October 6, 2015, Bijoy Krishna Bala, a local freedom fighter, filed a case against them with the senior judicial magistrate’s court in Pirojpur.

Last Thursday, a four-member investigation team, led by assistant police super Satya Ranjan Roy, visited the place of  a massacre by local collaborators of the Pakistani army in East Pashariunia village of Bhandaria upazila. During the visit, they talked to members of the victims’ families and recorded the testimonies of witnesses in the case.

Bijoy Krishana Bala’s father, farmer Nirodh Chandra Bala, was killed in the Pasharibunia village massacre in 1971.

The magistrate’s court of Satyabrata Sikder had referred the case to the International War Crimes Tribunal.

According to the case details, the arrested persons had killed the plaintiff’s father Nirad Chandra Bala, brother Ranjit Bala, uncle Sukumar Mystree and six other close relatives during the Liberation War in 1971 with the help of the Pakistani army on the 20th day of Bangla month Jayshtha and 9th day of Kartik. Their bodies were laid on the bank of the Banmali Gasaru in East Pasharibunia village.

The accused had also burnt houses of Hindu people, looted their property and raped their women.

13 arrested while entering Bangladesh from India

Our correspondent, Benapole

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 13 Bangladeshi nationals, including women and children, while entering the country from India illegally through Putkhali bordering area here on Sunday.

Of the arrestees, three were men, six women and four children. They hailed from different parts of Narail district.

Being tipped off that a group of Bangladeshi nationals gathered at a mango orchard along Paschim Para Ball Field in Putkhali village a team of BGB arrested them for entering the country from India without valid document, said Subedar Omar Faruk, commanding officer of Putkhali BGB camp.

They were handed over to Benapole Port police Station.

2 electrocuted in Gaibandha

Gaibandha: Two people died from electrocution at Ballamjhar village in Sadar upazila yesterday, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Aijal Mia, 50, and Belal Mia, 16 of the village.

Mohammad Shahriar, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said Aijal went to the house of Belal to repair a fan in the morning.

At one stage, Aijal got electrocuted when he came in contact with a live electric wire.

Belal Mia met the same fate while trying to save Aijal, said the OC.

Man arrested with yaba tablets

CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an alleged illegal drug peddler with 1,352 pieces of yaba tablets from a mango orchard at Babupur village under Shibganj upazila of the district on Sunday, reports BSS.

The arrested is Md Rezaul Karim, 19, of Babupur Chalkipara village of the same upazila.

On a tip-off, an operation team of the RAB-5 from Chapainawabganj camp conducted a raid in the area and nabbed Rezaul with the contraband drugs worth Taka 4,06,600.

Later, the arrested was handed over to the police of Shibganj thana with a case.

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