Bangladesh’s State Minister for Law Qamrul Islam said
on Monday that the trial of war criminals of 1971 would soon begin because the
government was determined to bring them to justice.
At a press briefing in his office he said those who
instantiated the killers or took part in killing, rape and arson and loot
during liberation war would be brought to book for trial.
Replying to a question, he said there was no pressure
from any country on the government to hold the trial of the war criminals.
Referring to different government-level discussions
for forming an investigating agency and a prosecution cell, he said the
investigating agency would be formed with 5-7 members while the prosecution
cell with 3-5 members.”
He also said the final decision in this regard would
be taken after the return of the Law Minister from aboard.
Qamrul Islam said honest, skilled, sincere and
committed people would be appointed to the investigating agency while
experienced and noted lawyers to the prosecution cell.
He said those who have worked or are working on the
War of Liberation and war crimes have enough information against the war
Besides, various newspapers, documents and papers
preserved at home and abroad would help prove the crimes of the war criminals,