The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested KM Aminul Haque alias Rajab Ali, who was sentenced to death by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for war crimes. Arrested Aminul was released from jail in 1962 and traveled to a Middle Eastern country and Pakistan several times. He moved to Dhaka in 1996. He went into hiding in 2014 after being charged with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He was in hiding in different parts of the capital Dhaka for a long time. After 25 years, RAB arrested him from Kalabagan in the capital on Saturday night (July 2). Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of the legal and media wing at the RAB headquarters, told a news conference at the RAB media center in the capital's Karwan Bazar on Sunday (July 3). He said the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) had filed seven charges against KM Aminul Haque on November 5, 2014 for crimes against humanity, including murder, genocide, abduction, detention, torture and looting during the 1971 war of liberation. After investigating these allegations on December 26, 2015, the investigating agency submitted the investigation report. Later on May 17, 2016, the tribunal issued an arrest warrant against Aminul Haque. On November 5, 2016, KM Aminul Haque was sentenced to death. The RAB has stepped up surveillance to arrest the fugitive accused, who has already been convicted of crimes against humanity. KM Aminul Haque alias Rajab Ali, 69, was arrested in a raid in the Kalabagan area of the capital on Saturday (July 2nd) night. He is the son of late KHM Gani of Ashtagram in Kishoreganj. Highlighting Aminul's anti-independence role in 1971, Commander Moin said that during the war of liberation in 1971, he took a direct stand against Bangladesh and killed innocent Bangladeshi freedom fighters in Kishoreganj, Bhairab, Brahmanbaria and Habiganj areas. Participated in crimes against humanity including genocide and torture. While in hiding, he usually avoids public gatherings, various social events, and places where his personal identity is revealed. Arrested Aminul published two books titled 'Ami Albadar Balchi' and 'Dui Palashi Dui Mirzafar'. Where he negatively presented the overall issues including the liberation war of Bangladesh, independence, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the mourning day of 15 August 1975. He claimed to be the 'Al-Badr Commander' as a confession of crimes against humanity in the 1971 war of liberation. The government banned his book 'Dui Palashi Dui Mirzafar' published in 2014 and a case was filed against him at Boalia police station in Rajshahi. In response to a question, RAB spokesperson Commander Moin said, "We have not received any information about his contact with any political party in Bangladesh." Legal action is being taken against him. Earlier on June 2, RAB arrested fugitive Nazrul Islam, who was sentenced to death by the International Criminal Tribunal, from Mohammadpur in Dhaka.