Momen urges all to provide information about Bangabandhu’s fugitive killers
DHAKA, Aug 15, 2020 (BSS) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today urged all living at home and abroad to provide information about fugitive killers of Bangabandhu so that the government can identify and bring them back home to execute verdicts of the Bangabandhu murder trials.
“I call upon our expatriate brothers as well as countrymen to give us information about them (fugitive killers) so that we can wipe off our stigma,” he said.
He was talking to newsmen after paying tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujubur Rahman by placing wreath at the Bangabandhu Corner in the Foreign Ministry here marking the National Mourning Day.
“We have already detected two out of five fugitive killers of
Bangabandhu living in the USA and Canada … but we are yet to know whereabouts of other three (killers),” he said.
The government had traced out Bangabandhu’s two convicted furtive killers — Rashed Chowdhury and Noor Chowdhury — residing in the USA and Canada respectively, while the whereabouts of other three fugitives –Khandaker Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, and Moslehuddin Khan — are yet to be ascertained.
The Foreign Minister said the government continues its efforts to know about the locations of the three killers while all Bangladesh missions abroad have been instructed to hunt for fugitive convicted killers of Bangabandhu.
After knowing the locations of the two killers, the foreign ministry and the law ministry have been deeply engaged with the US and the Canadian
authorities to bring back these two absconding murderers.
“We have progressed to some extent regarding (bringing back) two of the killers (from the USA and Canada). We can’t yet say fully (successful). We are continuing our efforts on all fronts,” Momen said.
Earlier, the foreign minister hoisted the national flag half-mast and paid tribute to the Bangladesh’s founding father at Foreign Service Academy in the capital, a foreign ministry press release said.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen were present along with the high officials of the ministry.
They also offered a special prayer at the Foreign Ministry’s mosque, seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu and his family members who were brutally assassinated on the black night of 15 August in 1975.
Twelve ex-military officers were sentenced to death for the August 15, 1975 killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman along with most of his family members.
The five sacked army personnel – Syed Farooq Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Mohiuddin Ahmed and Bazlul
Huda – were hanged at Dhaka Central Jail on January 28, 2010, while another convict, sacked colonel Rashed Pasha, died a natural death in
Zimbabwe while he was on the run.
Farooq Rahman, Shahriar Rashid Khan, Mohiuddin Ahmed of artillery faced the trials in the judge court while Huda was extradited from
Thailand and another Mohiuddin known as Lancer Mohiuddin was sent back from the United States after the then district judge Golam Rasul
delivered the judgment.
On April last, sacked military captain Abdul Majed, one of the Bangabandhu’s fugitive killers hiding in India, was arrested here and hanged at Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.