Taposh demands posthumous trial of Zia for Aug 15 carnage
Published : Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 914
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, MP, on Tuesday demanded holding of posthumous trial of Gen Ziaur Rahman for his role in the murder of Bangabandhu, his father and mother other victims of the fateful night, and to award capital punishment to the culprit.
Taposh is the son of the then youth leader Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni and Arzoo Moni, who also
became victims of the August 15 assassination.
He was addressing a discussion arranged by Peshajibi Somonnoy Parishad, a pro-Liberation professionals' body at the Supreme Court Bar Association building in the city.
Taposh said a junior army officer approached the then Maj Gen Zia in March 1975 and told him that the junior officers want change in the post of President. Zia told the junior officer to "Go Ahead" and Zia did not intimate President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman about the treasonous plot.
"When a senior army officer says 'go ahead,' it is deemed to be an order, so, it is clear that Zia is evidently involved in the Bangabandhu assassination," he said.
Taposh narrated the story of their survival after the assassination. He said they could not rent houses at that time.
The lawmaker said we learnt from Bangabandhu how to love the countrymen, his confidence in the nation and his sacrifice for the nation.
Criticizing the present-day politicians, Taposh said, Bangabanhdu never feared to go to jail for political reason.