Attempts are being made to bring back the fugitive army officers involved in the brutal killing of the Liberation War leader and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members. Law Minister Anisul Haque said this in a special interview to the Indian news agency PTI.
He said that discussions are going on to bring back the two self-confessed murderers of Bangabandhu, Rashed Chowdhury from the United States and ABMH Noor Chowdhury from Canada. On August 15, 1975, some misguided members of the army killed Bangabandhu and his family in cold blood at his residence.
The killers managed to flee the country soon after the murder. But later some of them were brought under trial and sentenced to death. There are still five left. They are: Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, Moslem Uddin, Rashed Chowdhury and ABMH Noor Chowdhury.
In this interview given to PTI, the law minister said, “The location of the main conspirator of the murder, Major Shariful Haque Dalim, is not yet known. But we know that Colonel Rashed Chowdhury is in the United States. Another conspirator of the murder, Noor Chowdhury, is in Canada. We are in talks with the US government about bringing the murderer Rashed back to the country.
Bangladesh declared August 15 as National Mourning Day in commemoration of Bangabandhu’s brutal murder. Anisul Haque said, “We relentlessly tried to find Bangabandhu’s murderers and bring them to justice.” Abdul Majed, a former army captain and one of Bangabandhu’s murderers, was brought back and hanged two years ago.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that the government will reward the five fugitive killers involved in Bangabandhu’s murder.
The foreign minister said, ‘We know the news of the two murderers of Bangabandhu. One in America and another in Canada. We know nothing about others.
The government will reward those who give their information.