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Chattogram district police arrested a listed Razakar Syed Shawkatul Islam alias Patla Doctor, 81, on charges of war crimes against humanity, from Munsef Bari of Nanupur Union under Fatikchhari upazila of the district early Monday, reports BSS.

Earlier, the International War Crimes Tribunal issued an arrest warrant against him for killing several freedom fighters, including Muktijuddah Nur Ahmad chairman at Fatikchari upazila during the liberation war.

The arrestee was identified as Shawkatul Islam, son of late Imamul Haque, and hailed from the aforesaid area.

Riduanul Haque, sub inspector of Fatikchhari thana, said Shawkatul Islam was arrested and sent to jail as a arrest warrant was issued against him by the International War Crime Tribunal.