The son of a freedom fighter has filed a war crimes case against
Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi and four others, accusing them of
killing, arson and looting during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971.
Malik Pashari, son of late freedom fighter Saijuddin Pashari of Chitholia
village in Pirojpur Sadar Upazila, submitted the allegations to the district's
chief judicial magistrate's court on Wednesday.
The court ordered Pirojpur police to register the case.
The Appellate Division upheld the
government's 'travel bar' on Sayeedi, just two hours after a High Court ruling
declared the government's refusal to allow him to board an overseas flight
Immigration officers at Zia International Airport stopped Sayeedi from boarding
a plane to Saudi Arabia on July 24. Sayeedi filed a petition on July 27
challenging the government's actions.
On Aug 2, the High Court had asked the government to explain why its refusal to
allow Sayeedi to travel abroad should not be declared illegal.
On Wednesday, a High Court bench of justices Tariq-ul-Hakim and Borhan Uddin
ruled the government's actions illegal.
The government, however, immediately petitioned the appeals court for a
stay on the High Court judgement.
Appellate Division chamber justice Md Mozammel Hossain stayed the High Court
ruling at around 2:30pm.
A full hearing on the government's petition will take place on Aug 18.
Attorney general Mahbubey Alam stood for the government in the High Court