Thursday, November 22, 2012

22 Oct 2012: Nizami 1st witness cross exam day 6

Following the show cause order against Tajul Islam, the cross Examination of Misbahur Rahman Chowdhury then continued, (following on from this hearing)
Mizanul Islam: How many training camps of Al Badar were there during the liberation war?

Witness: I don’t know.

Defence: When and in which district the Al-Badar camp has first been formed?

Witness: I don’t know.

Defence: Was there any Pakistan Officer who was in duty to train the members of Al Badar?

Witness: I don’t know it specifically but Pakistan Armies have trained them.

Defence: Have you collected any certificates of any trainees of Al-Badar who has got the training?

Witness: No.

Defence: How many Al-Badars have been interviewed by you during your research?

Witness: More than one.

Defence: How many rape victims have been interviewed during your research?

Witness: No one.

Defence: How many direct witnesses of Genocide have been interviewed during your research?

Witness: None but several researchers on this topic have been interviewed.

Defence: How many mass graves have been visited by you?

Witness: 3 or 4. I don’t know when I have first gone to visit. After coming back from London in 1976 I have first gone to Rayerbazar killing ground.

Defence: What is the distance of Rayerbazar killing ground from your house at Mitali Road?

Witness: The distance is less than 1 KM. I have stayed at that house of Mitali road since 15 or 16 days before 16th December, 1971 till 15 or 16 days afterwards.

Defence: How has the incident of Rayerbazar mass grave has been came to your attention?

Witness: I used to read newspapers at that time. I have got to know about that on that time.

Defence: Have you investigated anything about Rayerbazar before your departure towards London?

Witness: No. But from the newspapers I have came to know that the Al Badars have committed this occurrence.

Defence: Have you given any list of Al-Badars to the investigation officer about who were involved with the Rayerbazar incident?

Witness: No.

Defence: Did your father make any obstacle in your taking part in liberation war?

Witness: After getting the letter of Sirajul Islam Motlib on August, 1971 when I was thinking about taking part on liberation war, then at that time my father has sent me to London.

Defence: Did you get any copy of the decision of Islamia Chatro Sangha where it has been stated that- everyone of the Islamic Chatro Sangha is asked to join the Al Badar?

Witness: No, I got to know about that from the letter.

Defence: Have you got any letter before or after 1971 which has been written by Motiur Rahman Nizami where there was a direction to join the Al-Badar?

Witness: No.

Defence: Who has joined the Islamic Chatro Sangha?

Witness: I have watched 80 or 85 member leaders of Islamic Chatro Sangha at the meeting of Islamic Chatro Sangha in 1970 all of whom have joined Al Badar afterwards. I don’t know nothing about the other members.

Defence: Have you tried to visit the other members except those 80 or 85 leaders for the purpose of your research?

Witness: Yes. I found two or one of them.

Defence: at the meeting of Islamic Chatro Sangha in 1970 at Sylhet how many members have taken part from Moulovibazar?

Witness: 10 to 15 people.

[Then the defence counsel has started asking contradiction with the statements of the witness from the examination in chief and the stenographer has started copying and pasting the quoted lines from the previous record.]

Defence: To become a political hero you have made the letter.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: Moulovibazar has never been selected as the organizational district of Islamic Chatro Sangha.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: You are a political beneficiary and giving false statement against the petitioner.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: You used to change your political motive and belief for the sake of getting benefits.

Witness: Not true.

Defence: Okay that is all about my cross examination.

Chairman: Okay. Next day for this case is 11-11-2012.

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