“….Also intact: the alliance between Raza and Maulana Dawood, who had accompanied the Hyders to Karachi and who, once he was installed in the official residence of the new minister, at once distinguished himself by launching a vociferous public campaign against the consumption of prawns and blue-bellied crabs, which being scavengers, were as unclean as any pig, and which, although understandably unavailable in far-off Q., were both plentiful and popular in the capital by the sea. The Maulana was deeply affronted to find these armored monsters of the deep freely available in the fish markets, and succeeded in enlisting the support of urban divines who did not know how to object. The city’s fishermen found that the sales of shellfish began to drop alarmingly, and were therefore obliged to rely more than ever on the income they gained from the smuggling of contraband goods. Illicit booze and cigarettes replaced blue crabs in the holds of many dhows. No booze or cigarettes found their into the Hyder residence, however. Dawood made unheralded raids on the servant’s quarters to check that God was in charge.
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A. Members of the Central Peace Committee
- Khwaja Khairuddin, Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League.
- AGM Shafiqul Islam Advocate, Lahore High Court. Runs business in Bangladesh.
- Golam Azam Former Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami. Retired last year conferring party leadership to his worthy associate Nizami, head of death squad in 1971.
- Moulana Syed Mohammad Leading member of the central Majlis of the Bangladesh Ittehadul Ummah.
- Mahmud Ali state minister for social welfare, government of Pakistan.
- MAK Rafiqul Islam No information.
- Abdul Jabbar Khaddar Deceased.
- Yusuf Ali Chowdhury (Mohan Miah) Had a natural death during the liberation war.
- Abul Kashem Had a natural death after liberation.
- Gulam Sarwar: Leader of the Jamaati organization in London, the Dawatul Islam; Director of the London based Islamic institute.
- Syed Azizul Huq:(Nanna Miah)Leader of the Jatiyo Party, and member of Parliament.
- ASM Solaiman: Chairman, Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Party.
- Peer Mohsenuddin:(Dudu Miah)Vice Chairman, Bangladesh Democratic League.
- Sharq Rahman: Chairman, Islamic Democratic League.
- Major (Rtd) Afsaruddin:Convener, Bangladesh Ganatantra. Bastabayan Parishad; Chairman, National Democratic Party; former presidential candidate.
- Syed Mohsin Ali:Industrialist; former Chairman Stock. Exchange; former Director, IFIC bank.
- Fazlul Huq Chowdhury: Had a natural death after liberation.
- Mohd. Sirajuddin: Industrialist; Chairman of the Dhaka City. Muslim League.
- AT Sadi: Retired advocate of Bangladesh Supreme Court.
- Ataul Huq Khan: Vice Chairman, Bangladesh MuslimLeague.
- Maqbulur Rahman: Businessman.
- Mohammad Aqil: Acting Chairman, Bangladesh Nezam e Islam.
- Principal Ruhul Quddus: Member of the central working committee, Jamaat e Islam.
- Nuruzzaman: Industrialist; Director Islamic Development bank.
- Moulana Miah Mafizul Huq: Member, central Majlis, Bangladesh Ittehadul Ummah.
- Abu Salek: Senior Advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court.
- Abdun Naim Had a natural death after liberation.
- Moulana Siddique Ahmed:Member, central Majlis, Bangladesh Ittehadul Ummah.
- Abdul Matin:Secretary general, Bangladesh Muslim League.
- Barrister Akhtaruddin Ahmed Resident in Saudi Arabia. Adviser Saudi International Law
- Toaha Bin Habib Industrialist; member, Central Majlis e Shura, Bangladesh Khelafat Andolan.
- Irtezaur Rahman Akhunzada: Deceased
- Raja Tridev Roy A Pakistani citizen. Runs business at Karachi.
- Faiz Bakhsh Chairman, Bangladesh Muslim League.
B. Leaders of the Central Peace and Welfare Council
- Moulana Farid Ahmed Disappeared immediately after liberation.
- Nuruzzaman Former director Imam Training Course, Islamic Foundation.
- Moulana Abdul Mahnan Former Minister for Religious Affairs.
- Julmat Ali Khan Vice Chairman, BNP
- AKM Mujibul Huq Industrialist.
- Firoz Ahmed No information.
C. Members of the Malek Cabinet
- Abul Kashem Deceased
- Nawazish Ahmed Chairman, Bangladesh Muslim League.
D. The Central Committee of the Islami Chhatra Sangha (The Al-Badr High Command)
- Matiur Rahman Nizami, (All-Pakistan Chief) Assistant General Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami.
- Ali Ahsan Mohd Mujahid(East Pakistan Chief); Ameer of Dhaka City, Jamat-e-Islami; Manager of the Weekly Sonar Bangla.
- Mir Kasem Ali: (He was at first head of the Chittagong district, then was ranked third in the line of command of Al-Badr); Deputy Amecr of Dhaka City Jamaat-e-Islami; Manager, Rabet-e-Alam (Bangladesh); Member (Administration) Ibn-e-Sina Trust.
- Mohd Yunus: Member of the Central Jamaat-e-Islami, Director-General, Majlis-e-Shura, Bangladesh Islami Bank; Director, Islami Social Welfare Association; Chairman, Muslim Business Society.
- Mohd Kamruzzaman: Chief organizer of AI-Badr; Press Secretary, Jamaat-elslami; Editor,Sonar Bangla.
- Ashraf Hussain: (Founder of the AI-Badr and head of the Mymensingh District Al-Badr, runs business in Dhaka.
- Mohd Shamsul Huq, Member of the Central Majlis-e-Shura, (head of the Dhaka City AI-Badr), Jamaat-e-Islami.
- Mustafa Showkat Imran, Disappeared immediately after liberation. One of the leaders of Dhaka City AI-Badr
- Ashrafuzzaman Khan: Member of the Dhaka City AI-Badr High Command, and “Chief Executor” of the intellectuals; serving in Saudi Arabia.
- A. S. M. Ruhul Quddus: One of the leaders of the Dhaka City AI-Badr; Member of the Majlis-e-Shura, Jamaat-e-Islami
- Sardar Abdus Salam: Head of the Dhaka District AI-Badr, Secretary, Training, Jamaat-e-Islami.
- Khurram Jha Murad: Resident in London; Jamaat leader; active in organizing Jamaatis internationally.
- Abdul Bari: Chief of the Jamalpur AI-Badr; Serving in Dhaka.
- Abdul Hye Farooki: Chief of the Rajshahi District AI-Badr; runs business in Dubai.
- Abdul Zahir Mohd Abu Neser: Chief of the Chittagong District AI-Badr; Personal Assistant at the Saudi Embassy in Dhaka and Librarian.
- Matiur Rahman Khan: Chief of the Khulna District AI-Badr, Serving in Jeddah.
- Chowdhury Moinuddin: Operation in-charge in killing of the intellectuals; Special Editor of the London based weekly, Dawat; leader of the London-based Jamaat organisation, Dawatul Islam.
- Nur Mohd Malik: One of the leaders of the Dhaka City AI-Badr; whereabouts unknown.
- A. K. Mohd Ali: One of the leaders of the Dhaka City AI-Badr, whereabouts unknown.
- Mazharul Islam; Head of the Rajshahi District Al-Badr; Whereabouts unknown.
E. Collaborating Academics:
a. The Education Reform Committee Formed by Tikka Khan
- Dr. Syed Sajjad Hussain (Vice-Chancellor Rajshahi University) Former Professor, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia; At present residing in Bangladesh.
- Dr. Hasan Zaman, Dept of Political Science, DU, Died in Saudi Arabia.
- Dr. Mohar Ali, Dept of History, DU, Serving in Saudi Arabia.
- A. K. M. Abdur Rahman, Professor, Dept of Mathematics, DU.
- Abdul Bari, Vice-Chancellor, RU; Chairman, University Grants Commission; Member, Governing Body of the Islamic Foundation.
- Dr. Safiuddin Joardar: Deceased.
- Dr. Makbul Hussain: Living a retired life.
b. Other Teachers of Dhaka University who were given compulsory leave after being charged with collaboration.
- Begum Akhtar Imam, Provost, Rokeya Hall. Bengali Dept. Living a retired life in Dhaka.
- Dr. Qazi Din Mohd: Dept of Arabic
- Dr. Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman: Serving at Dhaka University.
- Dr. Fatima Sadeque, Dept of Political Science
- Dr. Golam Wahid Chowdhury: Owns a Garment Industry in Dhaka.
- Dr. Rashiduzzaman: Employed in the U. S. A. (**)
- Dr. AKM Shahidullah, Serving at Dhaka University.
- AKM Jamaluddin Mustafa. Dept of Sociology, runs business in Dhaka.
- Md. Afsaruddin, Dept of Psychology (DU)
- Dr. Mir Fakhruzzaman, Dept of Physics Deceased.
- Dr. Md. Shamsul Islam, Dept of Pharmacy (DU)
- Dr. Abdul Jabbar, Dept of Statistics (DU)
- Dr. Mahbubuddin Ahmed, doing business in London
- Md. Obaidullah, Playwright; writes for Bangladesh Radio TV.
c Institute of Educational Research
- Md. Habibullah, resident in Pakistan.
- Abdul Kadir Miah, Employed at Dhaka University.
- Dr. Shafia Khatun: Former minister and member Public service commission; employed at Dhaka University
d. Physical Education Center
- Lt Col (Retd) Matiur Rahman, Dept of Journalism
- Atiquzzaman Khan, Dept of Urdu and Persian, deceased.
- Dr. Aftab Ahmed Siddqui, resident in Pakistan.
- Dr. Fazlul Kader, Dept of Law, no information.
- Nurul Momen, Dept of Islamic History, living in Dhaka.
- Dr. SM Imamuddin, Dhaka University Caretaker, resident in Pakistan
- SD Daliluddin, Dept of Botany (DU), deceased.
- Mohd Mahbubul Alam Jalaluddin, Serving in Pakistan.
Several of those collaborating teachers were involved in the killing of the intellectuals. Many of their names were found in the diary of Ashrafuzzaman Khan, the Chief Executioner of the Al-Badr forces.
e. Institute of Educational Research
- Nasir Ahmed, Upper Division Assistant, Chief Engineer Office
- Painter Zahir Khan, Engineering Office
- Peon Shahjahan, Salimullah Hall
- Peon Mohammad Mustafa.
f. Teachers of Rajshahi University who were given compulsory leave after being charged with collaboration.
- Dr. Abdul Bari, Vice-Chancellor, Chairman, University Grants Commission.
- Dr. Golam Saqlain, Reader Professor, Dept of Bengali, Rajshahi University.
- Azizul Huq, Associate Professor, Dept of Bengali, Rajshahi University.
- Shaikh Ataur Rahman, Associate Professor, Dept of Bengali, Rajshahi University.
- Abdur Rahim Joardar, University Registrar, retired
g. Teachers of Rajshahi University who were arrested on charges of collaboration.
- Mukbul Hussain, Professor, Dept of Commerce (RU)
- Ahmed Muhammad Patel, Chairman, Dept of Geography. Resident in Pakistan.
- Solaiman Mondol, Chairman & Professor, Dept of Economics (RU).
- Unman Bari Baghi, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology. Resident in Pakistan
- Zillur Rahman, Reader, Dept of Law, Law Faculty, RU.
- Kalim A Sasrami, Associate Professor, Dept of Languages. (RU).
h. Those who were charged with collaboration and fled away after independence.
- Ahmed Ullah Khan, Associate, Professor English Dept (RU).
- Ebne Ahmed One of the deputy registrars, former registrar, Islami University, Kushtia.
(Dainik Bangla, October 3, 1973)
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Prof Syed Sazzad Hossain was the vice chancellor (VC) of Rajshahi University earlier in 1971 and was appointed the VC of Dhaka University in May 1971. His role during the war was to hail the Pak occupation army for the great job they were doing for the country such as cleansing the country of the infidel (Hindus). His other role was to inform the army intelligence about the whereabouts of his secular minded colleagues. Dr Sazzad was such a smug that he, as the chairman, forced the students of English dept of Dhaka university to wear formal dress (full sleeves shirts and jackets in hot summer days) and promoted bureaucratic attitude in the name of scholarship which was in reality nothing but an intellectual pretension based on mimicked linguistic difference.
The Dainik Bangla reported on 10 January 1972: Dr Sazzad made a trip to overseas to propagate against the indepence of Bangladesh within a few days following Yahya’s attack on the people of Bangladesh. One of his letters hailing the Pak army act ivies in Bangladesh was published in London times. The letter goes like this: It was not right what is being told to have happened in Bangladesh. Sazzad took the side of the Pakis by saying that Paki troops were not responsible for the massacre in the Dhaka university campus on 25 March 1971. Sazzad said the students and teachers were killed because they were fighting with each other. Sazzad was such a son of a bitch that he did not mind licking the damn asses of the Pakis while his colleagues and even classmates were killed in the massacre.
A letter with his signature published in the Dainik Bangla on 10 January 1972 is still being considered as one of the evidences of Sazzad’s collaboration with the Pakis. Sazzad wrote: according to the office order of the Pakistani embassy in London, I should be paid at the following rate: a. 50% DA from June 24 to July 1 £25.25 per day b. £150 cash. My hotel fare should be paid latter.
Dr Sazzad was the leading signatory of a statement by 55 academics, writers and journalists denouncing the liberation war. The joint statement was published on 17 May 1971 and it condemned the liberation war which they argued is an Indian mission to break up the Muslim state, Pakistan. Sazzad also criticized the activists of Swami league branding them “extremists” who have turned the movement for autonomy into a war of independence: we are frustrated with the demand…….we had been expressing our grievances within the one state structure…….we never wanted such happening, as a result we become very sorry and frustrated with the developments.
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One of the chief al-Badr (Jamai Death squad in 1971) executioners. It has been clearly proved that he himself shot to death 7 teachers of Dhaka university in the killing zones at Mirpur. A certain Mofizzuddin, who drove the vehicle that carried those hapless victims to Mirpur, has clearly identified Ashrafuzzaman as the “chief killer” of the intellectuals.
After Liberation, Ashrafuzzaman’s personal diary was recovered from his residence, 350 Nakhal Para. Two pages of his diary registered names and residential addresses of 19 teachers as well as the name of the medical officer of Dhaka University. Of those 20 persons, 8 were missing on December 14: Munier Chowdhury (Bengali), Dr. Abul Khair (History), Ghiasuddin Ahmed (History), Rashidul Hasan (English), Dr. Faizul Mohi (IE R) and Dr. Murtaza (Medical Officer).
Mofizuddin confessed that Ashrafuzzaman himself shot all of them. As per Mofizuddin’s description, the decomposed bodies of those unfortunate teachers were recovered from the swamps of Rayer Bazar and the mass grave at Shiyal Bari at Mirpur. There were also other names in the diary including Dr. Wakil Ahmed (Bengali), Dr. Nilima Ibrahim (Bengali), Dr. Latif (IE R), Dr. Maniruzzaman (Geography), K M Saaduddin (Sociology), AMM Shahidullah (Math), Dr. Sirajul Islam (Islamic History), Dr. Akhtar Ahmed (Education), Zahirul Huq (Psychology), Ahsanul Huq (English), Serajul Islam Chowdbury (English), and Kabir Chowdhury (English).
Another page of his diary recorded the names of 16 collaborating teachers of Dhaka university. Apart from that there were also names of Chowdbury Moinuddin, the chief of operation for elimination of the intelligentsia, and Shawkat Imran, a member of the central Al-Badr command, and the head of Dhaka Al-Badr forces.
The diary also contained names and addresses of several other prominent Bengalis. All of them lost their lives at the hands of Al-Badr forces. On a small piece of paper the name of the member finance of the Pakistan Jute Board, Abdul Khalek, was written down. On December 9, 1971, the Al-Badr forces kidnapped Mr. Khalek from his office. They demanded Taka 10,000 as ransom. They saw Mrs. Khalek for ransom money. But at that time she was unable to pay the kidnappers more than 450 taka. She promised that she would give them the rest of the money later, and begged them her husband’s life. But Mr. Khalek never came back.
Ashrafuzzaman has also been implicated in the murder of some journalists. It was Ashrafuzzaman who kidnapped the shift-in- charge of the Purbadesh, and the literary editor, Mr. Golam Mustafa.
Ashrafuzzaman Khan, was a member of the Central Committee of the Islami Chhatra Sangha. After liberation he went to Pakistan and worked for Radio Pakistan. Recently Ashrafuzzaman has moved to New York and presently heads the Queens branch of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
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The chief executioner of the Al-Badr and Al-Sams forces. The key person behind the brutal murder of hundreds of progressive Bengali intellectuals in 1971. Moinuddin and his cohorts picked the enlisted intellectuals from their residences between 12-14 December,1971 and killed them at Rayer bazaar and Mirpur. It is said that those who were still alive after being shot by Moinuddin’s henchmen, Moinuddin himself used to slit their throats in his own hand like slaughtering bulls for Korbani.
Moinuddin was the mastermind among his criminal peers as nothing much has been found against him. One of his razakar mate said he saw Moinuddin taking away all the money and important documents from the Al-Badr head office in Dhaka after the victory of Bangladesh. Presently Moinuddin is a British citizen and the special editor of the Jamat publication- the weekly Dawat. He is expatriate Bangladeshi elite and travels to Bangladesh frequently.
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Maulana Fazlul Karim runs a residential madrasa (A Jesuite style institute) in Charmonai, southern part of Bangladesh. During the war hundreds of Bengali women went for shelter to his madrasa to escape the mass rape and murder by the Pakistani troops. They thought as a holy man the maulana would save them from the bestiality unleashed by the occupation forces.
But the so-called maulana and his colleagues declared those hapless girls as commodities of war (and hence as per Islamic law consumable by the Muslim soldiers) and as such supplied them to the Pakistani soldiers. The dead bodies of those raped girls were flung into the nearby river or buried in the mass grave behind the madrasa. The maulana is also alleged to have slain many Hindus and freedom fighters in his own hand (like the head Imam of Mymensingh did as described by Taslima Nasrin in Nirbachita Columns) and threw the dead bodies to the river after slitting their bellies so that they don’t float.
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On December 14 evening, he along with his associates forcibly picked up the then joint-editor of daily ‘Sangbad’ and noted litterateur Shahidullah Kaiser from 29 Kayet Tuli. Kaiser did not returned, even his body was yet to be recovered. Shahidullah’s wife Saifunnahar alias Panna Kaiser, Nasir Ahmed, husband of Shahidullah’s youngest sister, younger brother Zakaria Habib and his wife Neela Jakaria witnessed the incident.
According to their witnesses account, due to the war a number of Kaiser’s relatives took shelter at his home. On the December 14 evening, Zakaria along with some others had been trying to listen to the ‘Sawdhin Bangla Betar Kendro’ (A radio station operated by the freedom fighters) programme. The entire area darkened due to blackout. At that time someone knocked loudly the outside door. Zakaria rushed to first floor. Shahidullah Kaiser was taking tea at the drawing room at that time, Neela was accompanying him. Informing that someone came at the door, Zakaria came down. Gripped by fear, Kaiser’s sisters and other switched on all the lights on the ground and first floor. Kaiser was trying to make a phone call, but the intruders entered breaking the door inside. They first knocked Obaidullah (younger brother of Shahidullah) down by the rifle butt. The masked-men went up to Shahidullah’s bedroom. Identifying himself, Shahidullah wanted to know the reason for their coming.
Getting Shahidullah’s identity, one of the masked-men exclaimed saying “Mil gaya” (we got him) in Urdu and hold him by his hair. The others caught him by shirt, by hand and dragged him out. At that time wife Panna Kaiser, sister Shahana Begum and brother-in-law Nasir tried to rescue him from the cluster of the abductors. At one stage, Shahana tore one of the mask-men and everybody known him. Later, during identification of Khalek Majumder in the court they said this man had gone to abduct Shahidullah Kaiser on the evening of December 14.
As the abductor was identified on the spot, he kicked Shahana and forcibly dragged out Shahidullah and Jakaria Habib. Shahidullah tried his best to resist the abductors, but failed. Finally, the abductors released Zakaria on the road but took away Sahaidullah by a waiting jeep. Khalek Majumder was also the inhabitant of the area. He used to live at 47, Agamosi Lane.
Imam of the Kaet Tuli Mosque Ashrafullah who now works for the Banani graveyard said, on December 14, 1971 afternoon Khalek Majumder wanted to know when Shahidullah Kaiser was available at his home. In response, Ashrafullah told him that he did not know. He even did not know that Majumder was looking for Kaiser to kill him. On that night, the Imam had been watching that Kaiser was trying hard to resist the abductors and was screaming ‘help, save me’. And a number of people were picking up in a jeep. On December 17, Ashrafullah informed it to Nasir Ahmed and Zakaria Habib.
On December 14 night, Nasir Ahmed informed about the abduction to Kotowali police station, but no service could be provided due to a lack of police administration at that time. After the country was freed from the occupation forces on December 16, Nasir Ahmed was looking for Khalek Majumder and filed a case with Kotowali thana.
Khalek Majumder fled from his home fearing reprisal for his activities. Nasir Ahmed, Zakaria Habib and others went to his home. But he was not there. They found a revolver loaded with bullets, plenty of important documents with names of military officers and members of the Al Badar forces. These evidences were handed to the investigation commission formed to find out the culprits of intellectuals’ killing. In fact: Nasir Ahmed along with a number of freedom fighters from Sector-2 had been looking for Khalek Majumder to get Shahidullah Kaiser back. Finally, Majumder was arrested from one of his relative’s home in Malibagh. The case proved that he abducted Shahidullah Kaiser to kill him and the court in its verdict on July 17 (1972) awarded Khalek Majumder seven years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of taka 10,000. As Khalek was convicted based on specific charges, he was out of the purview of the general amnesty announced by the then Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
But with the changed political scenario, Khalek Majumder got acquitted from the case on appeal to the High Court on April 29, 1976 during the Ziaur Rahman’s regime.
In his book “shikol Pora Dingulo’ Khalek himself admitted that he was the secretary of Jamaat office of Siddique Bazar. His party was against the independent war in 1971. They had been assisting the Pakistani forces by mobilising Razakar and Albadar forces and directly involved themselves in genocide, rape, arson, torching etc. He admitted that due to his loyalty to the party he had to implement those things. He also admitted that he was well know with the other war criminal Matiur Rahman Nizami and operation in charge of intellectuals’ killing Chowdhury Moinuddin. It was also learnt from his book that he maintained very good relations with the Pakistan army. In his book that came out 14 years after the independence, he expressed his hatred to the Bangladesh’s freedom. When seventy million people were expressing their joys with the victory on December 16, 1971, the writer of the book was feeling frustrated saying “Alas! Everybody was surprised ….on that very morning one Jamaat leader sent me to the Jamaat office in a hurry… my mind was disappeared with disappointment listening to the news. …” (Shikol Pora Dinguli, page 10). He continued writing “I was not certain about my future. But I did not feel well. The day was ended with a long breath of frustration. The night fell down with all its darkness. The fortunate star bade good-bye from our sky etc.”
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“They have been able to face the enemy with unlimited tolerance. Normalcy restored all over Rajshahi. Peace Committee was formed at every sub-division, thana and union levels,” he told the Daily Azad in an interview on May 31, 1971, after the formation of the PC. On August 4, 71 the Daily Sangram reported – “The closing session of the first batch training of Razakar Bahini held at Jinnah Islamic Institution. The trainees took oath on the Koran. In his speech, Ayenuddin advised the Razakar Bahini to do their duties sincerely for an integrated Pakistan. Local personalities and military officers attended the function.”
His kin and kith and locals alleged that Ayenuddin indulged him in killing, torching, looting, repressing the women, forced joining to the Razakar forces and appointing of some persons against their willingness for bridge vigilance. He was also charged with looting assets and property of innocent people who were handed over to Pakistani military by him.
Freedom fighter Advocate Abdullah-hil-Baki and Professor Zinnatunnesa told the Inquiry commission that Ayenuddin started announcing by microphone in the city that if anyone catches Baki, live or dead then he will be awarded Taka 10,000. Ayenuddin, in a letter (D-44 CPC Date 13-09-71) to the then army captain, Mohammad Ilius Khan provided a list of 10 people from the city with a request for immediate arrest. Baki was one among the ten.
Baki said one Abdur Rahman (son of Solaiman, village- Ramchandarpur, thana-Paba), listed in the letter, was arrested from Parila village in September. During a army raid in that area Pakistani forces killed some 30 people at the village and torched some 150 homesteads.
Zinnatunnesa said Ayenuddin killed one Harunur Rashid of Chandua village in Tanore thana because of rivalry over property in April. Then he took away Harun’s nine-year old girl and 13-year old daughter-in-law and then handed over to the Pakistani soldiers, according to an eyewitness of Harun killing.
Awami League district unit vice president and central member of Bangladesh Krishak League Abdus Sobhan told the investigation team that Ayenuddin helped arrest of nine people, including Rahimuddin Sarker, his son Pintu. These nine was later killed at a killing field behind the Joha hall of Rajshahi University.
In late November, he said, Ayenuddin in association with the army picked up Aminul Haq Chowdhury, a hotel owner, Mokbul Chowdhury, Advocate Taslim Uddin, Contractor Altaf Hossain, Nowrozuddula Khan, Advocate Abul Hossain and many others. On December 18, after two day of the victory, the bodies of most of them were recovered from a sandy shoal in the Padma. There were no injury mark on the bodies and it was assumed that all of them were buried alive in the sand.
Sobhan said that Ayenuddin had grown up at their home and studied from there. “But he killed my father in 1955 when he was hardly a student of intermediate. He was implicated in the murder case, but he was spared because two of the juries, from the then Muslim League, helped him to escape.
Preferring anonymity, one local said that the Pakistan army raided a village and arrested several hundred people from there. Ayenuddin came to the scene and separated five of them and asked the army personnel to kill them. Two of them were killed in the hand of Pakistanis, the rest three were released. These five had been campaigning against him during the provincial election held under Pakistani army junta.
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