International Crimes Tribunal-2 issued arrest warrant against Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan for their alleged involvement in wartime crimes against humanity.
The three-member tribunal led by Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order on Thursday morning after taking charges against them into cognizance.
The two persons were accused of their alleged crimes, particularly the killing of nine teachers, six journalists and three physicians on between December 10 and December 15, on the eve of the country’s liberation in December 1971.
Earlier on April 25, Prosecutor Saidur Rahman submitted formal charge against them to International Crimes Tribunal.
As per International Crimes Tribunal Act ’73 section 3/2, five charges including abduction, confinement, torture, murder were brought against them.
According to formal charges, Mueen-Uddin was the `Operation in charge of Al-Badr" and Ashrafuzzaman Khan was the "chief executor’ of the force and they "directly took part" in the killing of intellectuals in Dhaka.
They were members of Islami Chhatra Sangha, the then student wing of the Jamaat, which had turned into Al-Badr during liberation war.
The investigators submitted a total of 584-page investigation report to the tribunal on allegation of wartime crimes.
Tribunal’s investigation officer Md Shahjahan Kabir completed the investigation on allegation against
Ashrafuzzaman, son of late Ajhar Ali, of Gopalganj while Md Ataur Rahman investigated into the allegations against Mueen-Uddin, son of late Delwar Hossain Chowdhury of Feni.
Mueen Uddin has been living in London for decades while Ashrafuzzaman is now in New York, USA, the agency officials had said.