The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Thursday issued warrant to arrest former BNP lawmaker from Adamdighi, Bogra, Abdul Momin Talukder for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity in 1971.
"The two-member tribunal issued the warrant against him. Talukder is needed to be put behind bars for the sake of proper investigation," quoting senior prosecutor Sultan Mahmud Simon, BSS reports.
According to the prosecution, Talukder was the commander of local Razakar Bahini and carried out mayhem in the locality along with his cohorts.
"He is very influential person in his locality. His father was lawmaker for three times. He himself was lawmaker twice. His brother is the incumbent upazila chairman. So we are facing real trouble to carry out investigation against him," Simon added.
The prosecutor said the probe body of the ICT launched its investigation against the BNP leader in January, 2016, and found his involvement in crimes like murder and genocide.