An embarrassing oversight!
We sent the names of those who were primarily included in the cases filed under the Collaborators Order, 1972. The Liberation War Affairs Ministry should examine the list of Razakars more closely, says the home minister
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says his ministry has sent the names of people who had been primarily accused in cases under the Collaborators Order, 1972, to the Liberation War Affairs Ministry.
"The Liberation War Affairs Ministry was supposed to make the list of the Razakars. They asked us to send all available information," the minister said at a programme in the capital today.
"Making a list of Razakars is a tough task. We sent a list to the Liberation War Affairs Ministry with the names of those who were primarily included in the cases filed under the Collaborators Order, 1972," he added.
The minister further said, "In the list, we made a comment that the names of many people had been dropped from the cases, but their names were not taken out afterwards. The Liberation War Affairs Ministry should examine the list of Razakars more closely."
Earlier in the day, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque apologised for publishing freedom fighters' names in the Razakars' list.
The home ministry provided the list, he said at a programme in the capital today.
The names of five people, including that of International Crimes Tribunal counsel Ghulam Arif Tipu, are on the list of Razakars.
The other such people on the list are advocate Mohsin Ali, advocate Abdus Salam, former deputy commissioner Abdur Rauf and police official SS Abu Talib.
On December 15, the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs published the names of 10,789 Razakars who had collaborated with the Pakistani occupation forces during the 1971 Liberation War and committed crimes against humanity.