Dhaka: Former Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker Abdul Momin Talukder Khoka was sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Wednesday for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War. The order was issued by a three-member tribunal led by ICT-1 Chairman Justice Md Shahinur Islam.
Justice Abu Ahmed Jamadar and Justice K.M. Hafijul Alam are the other two members. Talukder launched an attack on the Hindu population and freedom fighters in the villages of Kalsha Bazar, Rathabari, and Teorpora in Bogura's Adamdighi on April 22, 1971, as an auxiliary force of Pakistani occupation army officers and other collaborators.
He is accused of assassinating at least ten individuals, including a political activist. Talukder, together with Pakistani occupation army forces and collaborators, raided Kashimala Village from October 24-27, 1971, looting 16-17 homes and murdering five people. Talukder assassinated four individuals from Adamdighi's Talshan village on October 25, 1971. Subid Ali, a freedom fighter from Kayetpara village, filed a war crimes charge against him in March 2011.