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Abdul Jabbar sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes in Bangladesh

Feb 25, 2015 17:00 IST

Former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar was sentenced to life imprisonment on 24 February 2015 by the International Crimes Tribunal-1 in Bangladesh. He was also fined 10 lakh taka in absentia. Jabbar has been absconding since the trial started.

He was sentenced for crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The tribunal chaired by Justice M Enayetur Rahim in its verdict said that if Jabbar fails to submit the fine then his jail term would be extended by two years.

Jabbar was sentenced for several charges apart from genocide. The tribunal sentenced him on charges of killing 36 people, forced conversion of 200 Hindus at Phuljhuri, looting 557 houses and arson during the 1971 Liberation War.

Jabbar was elected a law maker in 1964 and was the chairman of Mathbaria Peace Committee in Pirojpur in 1971.


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