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Four suspected PBCP- Janajuddha militants killed in Pabna District: Four suspected militants of Janajuddha faction of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Janajuddha) were killed in a mob-lynch attack at Beelkaliani village in Faridpur sub-District of Pabna District on November 29. One of the killed militant was identified as Khalilur Rahman (32), a regional leader of the outfit. UNB, November 30, 2012.

PM Sheikh Hasina reaffirms her Government's firm resolve to hold the trial of war criminals: Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina on November 14 reaffirmed her Government's firm resolve to hold the trial of war criminals. She said, "The trial of those who have killed our renowned teachers and intellectuals, raped our mothers and sisters, oppressed our people and carried out arson attacks during the Liberation War must be held on Bangladesh soil." Referring to the recent attacks on Police by the cadres of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS), Hasina said, "It is wrong to suppose that we will stop the trial of war criminals by getting nervous in the face of the movement."

Further, on November 16, she said, said those attacking law enforcers and trying to hinder the war crimes trial could be tried under sharia. She said, "The more excesses they do, the faster will be the war crimes trials. There will be no let-up in the trials. The Government knows how to deal with those who are attacking police and out to save the war criminals." Daily Star, November 15-17, 2012.

BSF submits list of militant camps to BGB: Investigator of the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2), Additional Superintendent of Police Matiur Rahman, on November 1 said that he had evidence that the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) worked as an auxiliary force of the Pakistani Army during the 1971 Liberation War. Matiur said this when a defence counsel asked him whether he knew about any gazette issued by the Pakistani Army saying Al-Badr, Al-Shams, Peoples' Democratic Party, Nezam-e-Islami, Muslim League and JeI were its eastern command. The Shillong Times, November 10, 2012.

JeI was Pakistan Army's auxiliary force during Liberation War, says investigator of ICT- 2: Investigator of the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2), Additional Superintendent of Police Matiur Rahman, on November 1 said that he had evidence that the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) worked as an auxiliary force of the Pakistani Army during the 1971 Liberation War. Matiur said this when a defence counsel asked him whether he knew about any gazette issued by the Pakistani Army saying Al-Badr, Al-Shams, Peoples' Democratic Party, Nezam-e-Islami, Muslim League and JeI were its eastern command. The Daily Star, November 2, 2012.

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