Ref: The International Crimes Tribunal Sunday ordered immediate arrest of BNP leader and former minister Abdul Alim for allegedly committing crimes against humanity during the war of liberation in 1971.
A three-member panel of judges, led by tribunal chairman Justice Nizamul Haque, passed the order in response to a plea made by tribunal prosecutor Syed Haider Ali.
Meanwhile, the tribunal adjourned till April 5 the hearing on a petition by the prosecutors seeking permission to quiz detained Jamaat Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami in connection with war-crime charges.
On the other hand, a petition was filed against another detained Jammat leader, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, for fresh interrogation on the same charges.
Prosecution team members Ziad Al Malum and Mokhlesur Rahman Badal submitted the application to Registrar Office of the tribunal.
Earlier on Wednesday, prosecutors appealed for fresh interrogation of Nizami and BNP standing committee member Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury MP.
Besides, another petition was filed seeking arrest warrant against former BNP lawmaker Abdul Alim on the same day.
The tribunal had fixed March 27 for hearing the petition.