Dhaka : Two members of the notorious Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani army, were sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi warcrimes tribunal for crimes committed, mainly against Hindus, during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Obaidul Haq Taher, 66, and Ataur Rahman Noni, 62, are members of the Razakar force, an auxiliary force of the Pakistan Army.
They face six charges, including murder and genocide. They had pleaded not guilty, Dhaka Tribune reported. They were given death penalties on two charges and imprisonment till death in two other charges by the country’s International Crimes Tribunal.
The court acquitted them in two other charges. The court said the government can execute them either by handing them by the neck or by shooting them.